There is no better way to learn more about coding and electronics than building your own gadgets. Adafruit has shared a guide that shows you how to build your own internet connected security camera using a Raspberry Pi and a Raspberry Pi camera. You are also going to need a WiFi module, Raspberry Pi case, and a few other parts to get started.
The Cloud Cam lets you keep an eye on your home. It detects motion and uploads images to Dropbox. The instructions are available here.