I’ve got my raspberry pi working as a webcam posting gifs every 9 minutes and stills every 5. Gif Cam.
The pi has been sitting around for a while acting as a web server with a broken tweetbot. It took very little effort to get it taking photos from our window and showing them on the web. Little more to grab a bunch and gif them (Gifsicle again). A better view might be more interesting.
I’ve not spent as much time as I’d like playing with the pi but the potential for play, learning and work seems large.