Need A Gift For That Family Member With OCD – How About A Skittles Sorting Machine? [Video]
OK, Christmas is next week and if you are still struggling with the perfect gift, have I got the perfect gift for you to give that hard to buy for family member who loves candy and suffers from OCD. It's called the Skittles Sorting Machine and it is completely awesome!
My daughter loves Skittles, but she eats them according to color - true story! She starts with the yellows and likes to end with the greens, orange, red and purple in the middle... it's hilarious to watch.
This machine actually sorts the Skittles by color into separate trays and is the brainchild of engineer Brian Egenriether using primarily a phototransistor and a humming bird feeder. He fabricated most of the working parts himself using wood for the base, telescope parts and some PVC.
This really is pretty ingenious when you think about it and who knows, he might be able tackle M&Ms, Reese's Pieces, jelly beans and Starburst next! Imagine being able to sort out the black jelly beans....awesome! The video is mesmerizing and if you think nobody cares, guess again, because this video has just under 800,000 hits. See for yourself. I am so buying one.