It took some time, but a computer scientist turned his old typewriter into a printer that also plays percusssion! Follow this link to get more information and hear the typewriter play along to "Typewriter Symphony".
Interested in hacking or repurposing something old into something new? Take a look at these books.
The Geek Dad's Guide to Weekend Fun: Cool Hacks, Cutting-Edge Games, and More Awesome Projects for the Whole Family by Ken Denmead
Remake It Clothes: The Essential Guide to Resourceful Fashion: With Over 500 Tricks, Tips and Inspirational Designs by Henrietta Thompson and Neal Whittington
The Repurposed Library: 33 Craft Projects That Give Old Books New Life by Lisa Occhipinti
Upcycling: Create Beautiful Things with the Stuff You Already Have by Danny Seo and Jennifer Lévy