One of the benefits of the Raspberry Pi computer is that you can interface with and control devices that previously would have been quite complex. One fascinating example of this is a time-lapse camera and playback device created by Scott Kildall. He uses an RPi, the matching camera module, a small TFT display and a neat enclosure to create a time-lapse camera that is purposely a work of art.
The hardware/software combination is easy to recreate, and this would make a neat weekend project for capturing events right through to a security camera device. With the software you can alter the duration between exposures - and the system can run as long as the power and storage hold out. A demonstration time-lapse is shown below:
If you're looking for a more permanent way to mount circuitry to your Raspberry Pi, check out our new PiBreak - the prototyping board for the Raspberry Pi. It provides labelled breakout pins for all GPIOs, a large prototyping area with solder pads, and power rails for easy power connection:
Furthermore the PiBreak also includes mounting hardware to firmly attach it to your Raspberry Pi using a nut, bolt, and spacer - and is compatible with all revisions of both model A and B Raspberry Pi computers. For more information about our new PiBreak board, our Getting Started guide, and to order - visit the product page.