• • •
4156 clicks; posted to Geek » on 04 Nov 2012 at 6:31 PM (3 years ago) | | share: more»
Share this link:
Article Comments close
Skittles Sorting Machine 2
Want to build one of these? The code, instructions, and parts list are on my website: http://www.egenriether.com/skittles-machine.html
Read an article about this machine here:
This is a machine I designed to sort Skittles. It uses a BASIC Stamp 2 and 3 servos for actuation. An IR LED and phototransistor are used to stop the turnstile in position. I fabricated may of the parts from epoxy including the body, the turnstile, the chute header, etc. The base is wood and the funnel is from a hummingbird feeder. The rest is made from telescope parts and PVC.
I've made some recent modifications to the machine. Now the color detection stage is visible and I painted some previously unfinished parts.
The machine works with Reese's Pieces as well as m&ms. However since it was originally designed for Skittles there are only 5 bowls, but 6 colors of m&ms. I put the blue and brown m&ms in the same bowl.
Submit a Link »
In Other Media
Stories from our partner sites:
Hacked Texas Road Sign Blinks Message...
Writer Mercilessly Mocked by Gawker D...
For First Time, Sweden Has More Men T...
Cops: Hubby Fatally Beat Man Trying t...
More news at Newser »
Obama 'Singing' Rihanna's 'Work' Is K...
Divorced Dad Tries Paying Child Suppo...
Great, Now Kangaroos Are Jumping Cycl...
Miss Manners Gets HARSH With Teen Who...
More news at HuffPostWeirdNews »