Where form meets function

Moments after taking a look at Practical Quantum Computing and Gene Therapy 2.0 in the best breakthrough technologies of 2017, we now turn our attention to a Skittles and M&M’s sorting machine which puzzlingly failed to make the final shortlist.

Designed by a Dutch inventor with too much time on his hands, the nifty-but-gratuitous device uses an RGB sensor to identify the colors before spitting out the candy into corresponding bowls. The machine can sort two candies per second — or around three minutes for a share bag. For purely aesthetic reasons, LED lights have been incorporated, meaning you’d at least have something nice to stare at while pondering more productive ways to spend your time in the future.

To find out more about the machine, head on over here.

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