So, I've been making myself a webcam based on the Raspberry Pi and camera module. I hope to have a proper write-up ready in the next few days, but in the meantime the end result can be viewed at http://kari.wifi.is:8081. Any comments, bug reports, etc. would be most welcome. The default user interface is in Icelandic, but you can click on English in the upper left corner to change that.
Here's a picture of it in action:
-Motorized (panning), capable of traversing ca. 180°, though only 140° are used in the current setup.
-Weatherproof housing, with no moving parts outside.
-WiFi for connectivity.
-Takes a still image and video clip in predetermined list of directions (currently three directions).
-Stores the last x (currently set at 10) pictures taken in each direction. One picture per direction per hour stored for a longer time. The oldest of these are eventually also deleted to make sure SD-card doesn't fill completely up.
-Video clips served with JWplayer (HTML5 with flash fallback), which should make them viewable in most browser configurations.
Best regards, Kári.