If you’re an M&M color snob and can only eat the blue ones, this sorter would be your best friend.
Willem Pennings, a Mechanical Engineering student at the Eindhoven University of Technology created a machine that can separate your M&M’s or Skittles by color.
Using an RGB color sensor, the machine can detect the color of each candy, and sort them, two pieces per second.
Kind of like a coin sorter, you drop the M&M’s, or Skittles into the top funnel and let it go to work. After the sorting process, Pennings created an arm that rotates and drops the candy into one of the corresponding six bowls below it.
Pennings said this was a project he wanted to undertake for years, and finally made some time for it over the last few months.
This needs to become a thing, because I’m tired of having to dig through the bag just to get all the red Skittles.