I’ve proposed and supervised (with Maxime Carrère et Grégoire Passault) a remake of the pinokio project by Adam Ben-Dror (in collaboration with Shanshan Zhou). Three students (Fabien Depraetre, Thibault Lambert, Romain Sagean) started the project from scratch and designed, in 2 weeks, a low-cost Pixar-like animated lamp. You can make your own by following instrutions at the github repository. The overall cost (in material) is approximately 500$, mostly because of motors.

→ GitHub repository