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Finally! Machine Sorts Candy By Color (Video)

Various colors of Skittles (Frame grab)

Skittles are the candy that let you taste the rainbow, but sometimes you don’t want the full rainbow. Angeli Kakade (@angelikakade) has the story:

Ever open a bag of candy and want to remove your least favorite flavor? Or maybe you get a certain satisfaction out of sorting your candies by color before eating them? One 19-year-old student found a solution: a candy color-sorting machine.

Willem Pennings is a mechanical engineering student at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands and was inspired to create his own candy color-sorting machine after seeing a video of one a few years ago. The ambitious student spent five months working on the project in his free time and invested almost 500 euros ($537 US) in the project.

The machine works by using an RGB sensor to recognize what color item has entered the machine and can sort two pieces of M&M’s or Skittles per second. It then drops the candy into the bowls assigned to its color using a stepper motor.

By Popsugar, posted on SouthFloridaReporter.com, Feb. 21, 2017 

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