Skittles Sorting Machine


Fri, Nov 23rd, 2012 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

According to this article on, the Skittles Sorting Machine, the brainchild of Brian Egenriether, is a machine capable of sorting the candies by colour.

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.



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