Raspberry Pi is quite useful in recording timelapse videos. Personally I liked Raspberry Pi A+ version due to small form factor and low power consumption. With advent of RainBerry case it is easy to mount the Pi camera outdoor and record the time lapse video.
With just one raspivid command you can start recording the images at a set period and then stitch images to a desired video format with mencoder.
I mounted RainBerry in my backyard and recorded timelapse of 24 hrs period. Recording images at 1 minute time interval created this video. When recording video over such a long period best way is to login to Pi over vnc, start a screen session, start time lapse and detach screen. To stop login to pi, restore screen and stop timelapse.
Get your RainBerry case from Pinshape to create timelapse for either 3D print, city traffic, garden, sky or nature.
Video below is over a shorter period of 1hr approximately focusing on the sky with 1 minute image recording.