Lego Automatic Beam Sorter

Lego Automatic Beam Sorter
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Akiyuki’s sleek sorting machine sorts by beam length and can sort 40 pieces per minute, all using only a single motor!

4 thoughts on “Lego Automatic Beam Sorter

  1. Protoneer says:

    Interesting… I wonder what sensor he is using to detect the color.

    He has some other interesting machines to…

    1. Petrawr says:

      Im fairly sure the system is not detecting colour. Sorting looks based on block length and it just happens to be that each length is a different colour. The spacing between adjacent bins is such that a block will fall only if the length is correct.

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