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Teach kids how colors are made with the color machine

Zoe RomanoApril 9th, 2014
color machine

The Color Machine (La macchina dei colori, in Italian language) is a tool to teach children about the use and the operation of RGB color coding, which is used in all digital devices (TVs, smartphones, computers, etc.). It was created with Arduino Mega by an italian duo composed by Fabio Ghidini and Stefano Guerrini:

Using 3 knobs you can increase the percentages of red, green and blue separately, and the LED strip at the top of the machine lights up consistently with the color mix choosen.

The Color Machine has 4 different operating modes: “let’s create colors”, “guess the color”, “the names of the colors” and “demo”. Under the guidance of a teacher, children can play and learn at the same time to recreate colors with additive synthesis. This device is currently used in the educational workshops of Musil – Museum of Industry and Labour of Rodengo Saiano (Italy).


This is the first propotype:



3 Responses to “Teach kids how colors are made with the color machine”

  1. Markrose Says:

    Wow, amazing! Arduino is the best!

  2. Liamthe1st Says:

    Children not young goats teach children to speak and the colours will be easy not like Color 1001.

  3. Liamthe1st Says:

    A great machine with great potential but if we want to teach we need to communicate correctly. If we could teach young Goats that would be really amazing 🙂

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