Jack Kerouac's On The Road Scroll Maker

Jack Kerouac's On The Road Scroll Maker © MIT

A little tribute machine that prints On The Road novel in a scroll paper.

  • 1,215 views
  • 1 comment
  • 10 respects

Components and supplies

Necessary tools and machines

3drag
3D Printer (generic)

Apps and online services

About this project


On The Road Scroll Maker demo

On The Road is a novel by American writer Jack Kerouac, based on the travels of Kerouac and his friends across the United States. The manuscript was typed on what he called "the scroll"—a continuous, 120-foot scroll of tracing paper sheets that he cut to size and taped together, so I made a small machine using Arduino and a thermal printer to print On The Road scroll as a tribute to the best writer of the beat generation.

The machine starts with a car key like switch and the case was made with Annet A8 Prusa like 3D Printer.



Known problems: In this version, words are cut according to roll width but I will create a software mod so words are always complete.

On The Road Scroll Maker could be a weird project for most people but I'm sure that Kerouacs readers and fans will like it somehow.

“Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.” - Kerouac



Code

3d STL CaseSVG
Machine case
No preview (download only).

Comments

Similar projects you might like

3D Printed Lunar Phase Clock

Project tutorial by G4lile0

  • 7,319 views
  • 6 comments
  • 56 respects

Do humans dream of machines?

Project showcase by Jonghong Park

  • 4,102 views
  • 3 comments
  • 14 respects

Etch A Sketch Joystick

Project tutorial by millerman4487

  • 3,938 views
  • 2 comments
  • 19 respects

Rail Road Model IR Remote Control (REMOTINO NANO)

Project showcase by pautax

  • 1,348 views
  • 0 comments
  • 5 respects

Reactive Sound Color Changing Cube!

Project tutorial by Najad

  • 13,215 views
  • 26 comments
  • 81 respects

Kravox! Wireless, Motion and Touch-Sensing Instrument

Project tutorial by Tim Krahmer

  • 8,324 views
  • 19 comments
  • 35 respects
Add projectSign up / Login