Archives for July 15, 2009

Candy Sorting Robot Built From LEGO® Mindstorms® Kit

This makes me want to go out and buy a LEGO® Mindstorms® NXT Kit.  And the book, "LEGO® NXT MINDSTORMS® One-Kit Wonders", to go with it!  Right now! The original blog post comes from Matthias Paul Scholz at  The NXT STEP – LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT Blog.  You have to check out the video link to You Tube.  This little bot sorts the chocolate coated peanuts by color and you can see it in action.  The photo below is linked to if you want to see a larger version of the image and also some other examples of what you can build from the kit and the book.

M&M Sorting Robot

Image Credit: and LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT One-Kit Wonders

On request by some readers of the "LEGO NXT MINDSTORMS One-Kit Wonders" book, I have created a video of my contribution to it:
M, the M&M's peanut candies sorter.  The quality of the video is not optimal by far, as the movie snippets I made back then were meant for internal and transient purpose only. :(  Nevertheless, it should provide some idea on the robot.

M, the candies sorter from "One-Kit Wonders"
Matthias Paul Scholz (
Wed, 15 Jul 2009 15:38:00 GMT

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