I want to get started with embedded development and for my first project I thought of making a caller-ID type of appliance.
Here's why I want a SBC for this:
- I want to be able to locally serve this data (i.e., caller log) via HTTP
- I thought of maybe extending this appliance and adding an answering machine of some sort at a later time, so I guess I'll need "advanced" modem capabilities
From what I understand, all I really need is a SBC and a USB modem.
Can someone recommend the cheapest and most lightweight SBC that would be able to fulfill these requirements?
EDIT: This board looks cheap enough. Though it's only the "brains" of what I'm after. How hard would it be to hook up OEM ethernet, USB, and serial connectors to something like this?