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February 20, 2017 AT 2:00 am

M&Ms and Skittles Sorting Machine #ArduinoMonday

Great project video from maker Willem Pennings. Also check out the full write-up here!

Could have really used this back when I was 5 and “only liked the red ones.”

This machine sorts M&Ms and Skittles by colour. Unsorted candy is put in a hopper on the top. Sorted candy is put into six bowls on the bottom side of the machine.

It’s pretty quick and sorts about 2 pieces of candy per second. It uses Arduino microcontrollers and stepper motors for quick and precise movement. A TCS34725 color sensor performs the measurements. Furthermore, the device is equipped with LEDs in several spots which nicely complement the overall look of the machine.

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