A camera to watch your plants grow is a little boring. This project creates a time-lapse gif image from the previous day and displays it on your Dashboard.
Viewing your plants from a shifted time reference gives a whole new perspective.
I have the whole project along with instructions up on Github:
This project uses the ffmpeg program to convert a series of images into a gif. A short bash script is called with an exec node to run the process each day or when you have enough images.
The huge power of exec nodes are used in a few different ways, taking pictures with
raspistill, counting files in a directory and running a bash script. Even a shutdown button in the UI for when you need to move the camera.
All the scripts and flows are well commented.