Although I am rusty, I've got a decent amount of programming experience, a lot of web programming experience and a decent knowledge of Unix/linux. Although its been a while, I am slowly getting knowledge back after switching one of my PC's to Ubuntu.
I've seen the Raspberry Pi for a while now and I'm thinking about getting one or two to play with. ONE thing I would be interested in is using several of them linked together with video cameras where I can start, stop and pause all of them at the same time. I've seen that someone has linked something like 64 of them together and used them as a 'supercomputer' but I'm wondering if I would be able to use on of them to control, say six or maybe 8 others so that all of them begin recording video at the same time? Could they then also be networked together and transfer their video data to a PC or hard drive so that I could take the video and edit it together?
I know this is an oddball question, but I am, among other things, a fishing guide and I was planning on buying additional GoPros (I have two so far) to use on the river so that when we get a fish on, I can hit record and have all of them begin recording 360 degrees around the boat. While this would certainly be easier, it is not at all cheaper (although I haven't factored in the exact cost for the additional video camera, etc for the Pis) and I would still have to manually pull the video off of each one to compile together.
I was thinking that If I could dedicate them to the sole task of recording video and control all from one location that I could mount them in a waterproof box and use them this way?
It would certainly be much more fun than the GoPro's and considering I keep having problems with the GoPro software, it may be less of a headache once it's all together.
Sorry for the long post, but these little guys fascinate me and I'm really interested in learning and playing with them.