Adam Ben-Dror seems to have a PIXAR them going with his physical computing projects. The Abovemarine reminds me the fish in the bags at the end of Finding Nemo, and you can’t not think about Luxo the lamp when watching the Pinokio the lamp video. Despite being very PIXAR they show a fair amount of creativity and originality, especially in the documentation.
They both use pretty simple motion tracking to make the objects move around, but those movements give them a pretty great deal of personality. I would very much like to go on a walk down the street with Jose once he is not bound by the wires.
I was also told Adam was an exchange student here from New Zealand so I feel like I gotta keep upping my game because of how simple but fun these concepts and executions are.