I thought I'd post something for the beginning of the new
I bought myself a Parallax M-Sortr M&M Sorting machine for my Christmas present. It sure beats the typical "Old Spice" gift packages I always get.
Anyway, sorting M&M's by color isn't as easy as it looks on the surface. But I got it working Ok and the unit is on my desk at work as a nifty conversation piece. It helps to intimidate my fellow programmers and impress the boss too.
It is a lot of fun as it sort of gets people to watch it like they watch fish aquariums and such. It tends to mesmerize them as they watch it sort the M&M's by color and drop them in the correct tubes.