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Skittles Sorting Machine: Segregate the Rainbow

by Lambert Varias
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I love candy. Any color will do; candy is candy. But some of you entitled consumers seem to think only one color is good enough for you. Brian Egenriether seems to be one of these discriminating snackers, because he’s built a device that can sort Skittles according to color. Ah, first world problems.

skittles sorting machine by egenriether

This is actually the second version of egenriether’s machine. This newer one makes the color detection stage visible (when you open the machine) and has had more of its parts painted. The machine uses an RGB sensor to detect the color of the Skittles.

It’s obviously faster to sort the candy by hand, but that doesn’t make the device less remarkable. Egenriether said that if he made the machine sort faster, some of the Skittles ended up on their side below the sensor – as opposed to lying flat  – causing errors in detection. I like that it looks like an old appliance despite being made of parts from different objects, including a bird feeder and a telescope. No word if Egenriether is selling the device or if it can also sort other colored candy.

[via DudeIWantThat]

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