Many museum folks have an inherent dislike of Disney and their theme parks. But even if you're not a Disney fan, it's worth checking out what the Disney Research folks (and their research partners) are up to.
On the Disney Research website, they show off videos of some of their cool concepts like "Printing Teddy Bears" (a method of using 3D printing to produce soft interactive objects) or Pixelbots (pictured below) which are sort of a combination of interactive graphics and robots!
There are literally dozens of cool ideas (including in many cases info about materials used) on the site that really push you to think of new technological possibilities for your projects. (Paper Electric Generators, anyone?)
Click on over to the Disney Research website yourself --- I especially recommend the Project Videos and Publications sections as good places to start.
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