Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Automatic Skittle sorting machine

This wonderful device is a Skittle sorting machine made by Brian Egenriether. It sorts Skittles out by colour, watch in awe.

"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."

i love technology

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