Do you only eat chocolate M&Ms or green Skittles? Ever wanted a device that can do the job for you? Well, someone just built a cool AF machine that sorts M&Ms and Skittles by colour. *tears of joy*
Willem Pennings, 19, took several months to built this machine which sorts the candy by colour by performing optical measurements using an RGB sensor. Wow! How many people can actually do that?
Willem said to Noicely.com, “I’ve always been interested in mechanical machines and always wanted to apply my knowledge and skills in a real application.”
“When I saw a video by ‘ivcvideo‘ on YouTube a few years ago, I immediately knew that this was something I wanted to build. I started designing my own machine and added improvements, and soon after it was up and running!” said the young creator.
But Willem’s machine is not limited to just sorting candy by colour. “It can be modified to sort any type of coloured object, as long as the individual pieces have a regular shape with even dimensions,” said the Mechanical Engineering student who is currently enrolled at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands.
Behold, the M&M sorting machine…
Just how good is Willem’s M&M and Skittles sorting machine? “It takes approximately 2-3 minutes to sort a 300 g bag of Skittles or M&M’s and sorts about two pieces per second,” said Willem.
Unforfunately, we might not be able to get our hands on this piece of tech. “I am currently not planning on selling this machine. I built it for fun and the experience and I simply don’t have the time to build any more of these since my studies also take lots of time. Besides, I want to start working on fresh new projects,” said Willem. Oh well, we can always dream…