The obvious first project for the camera module was wireless, battery powered timelapse! I did a similar project last summer with a webcam. However, the camera module is a million times better! It does 1080p video at 30FPS. The quality of the stills is also much better, and its all hardware accelerated!
I used this guide for making the time-lapse. The result is beautiful:
I was able to capture the sun setting over my cul-de-sac. I think the moving shadows are really cool.
The setup is very ghetto. I used a makeshift lego case, and a cheap 11200mAh battery from eBay.
In my next post I will post how to capture live streaming HD video from the Raspberry Pi. Until then keep tinkering!