Skittles sorting machine

Posted on Friday, January 11th, 2013 in DIY, Parallax Propeller by DP

Ever wanted to eat only the red colored skittles? Now you can, as Brian designed a Skittles sorting machine based around a Basic Stamp 2 board. The candy is one by one placed on a turn table which swings each one by a TCS3200-DB Color Sensor. Next up a tube mounted on a servo motor dispenses the candy to sorting containers.

Via Hacked Gadgets.

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5 Responses to “Skittles sorting machine”

  1. Chad Adams says:

    That’s just awesome!! I wanna make one!

  2. Tom Keddie says:

    Love it, I want to adapt it to sort my son’s lego (tough because of the size variation).

  3. nato says:

    LOL! No, really: I *really* laughed out loud when I saw this! Thanks for the laugh!

  4. Oliver says:

    This is friggin awesome :) Though I am curious on the creation of the beast, i’m appalled at the price of the TCS3200-DB Color Sensor. 60 USD for a color sensor?

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