Fabien Cappello has effectively turned retro typewriters into pianos with his 'Typing the Sound' project with Yamaha. Cappello has rigged these retro typewriters so that when each key is pressed it emits a corresponding musical note--just like a piano.
Check out Fabien Cappello playing a typewriter-piano for the 'Typing the Sound' project above.
Implications - There is no shortage of DIY creations among today's consumers. Those that love music but don't necessarily have the talent or capability to play an instrument may still use their tech-savvy or craftiness to create music-making devices. As customization and DIY becomes ever more prevalent in society, the number of musical-producing gadgets and gizmos will likely increase as well.