You have to see this Skittles color sorting machine

By: Angeli Kakade, Buzz60

Skittles are the candy that let you taste the rainbow, but sometimes you don't want the full rainbow. Maybe you're someone who picks out all the red ones.

A 19-year-old mechanical engineering student in the Netherlands who spends his spare time inventing machines just invented a pretty sophisticated M&Ms and Skittles sorting machine.

The idea wasn't his own and he's probably not the first person wanting to solve this ultimate first world problem.

The machine, which is about a foot high, works by using a color sensor. A series of motors and parts made on a 3-D printer.

You pour the skittles in the bag, the sensor separates the skittles and the wheel rounds them out into bowls as they come out.

According to the student, the color sorting process takes 2-3 minutes to complete.

This kid is going to grow up to be the dad on 'Honey I Shrunk the Kids,' tinkering away in his attic and accidentally reducing his children to the size of ant food.

But for now let's just hope this skittle sorter goes to market because who actually likes the purple ones?

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