18 May '16, 5am

Hackaday Prize Entry: Harmonicas, Candy, And Van Halen

Hackaday Prize Entry: Harmonicas, Candy, And Van Halen

Right now, the design has a hopper full of M&Ms dropping through a channel where a camera looks at each individual piece of candy. A Raspberry Pi, camera, and OpenMV detect all the red, yellow, brown, and blue M&Ms, and send that information to a computer controlling a suite of pneumatic valves. When these valves open, candy of different colors is shuffled off into it’s own bin. It’s the perfect device for someone responsible for reading Van Halen’s rider

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