Arduino VGA glitching


For some people, mistakes or glitches has become an art form. We’ve seen it in circuit bending for a while, but the newest version is in video glitching. [Sebastian] has gone so far as to intentionally set up an Arduino to send a glitched signal to a monitor. His description sounds pretty easy. We’re just assuming this is in motion in some way, a video of it in action would be nice.


  1. JKirchartz says:
  2. JKirchartz says:

    And one more for good measure :

  3. Sprite_tm says:

    Both videos seem unavailable :X

  4. Neat, but nothing compared to LoVid’s video synthesis/glitching work:

  5. Gilberto says:

    Like this one?

  6. Michael says:

    @gilberto: not sure if this really can be compared. the “skate or die” is just continously updating the background colour register while unpacking data. so the electron beam still goes from top-left to bottom-right. I would assume the arduino version indeed controls the beam by messing with the signal

  7. jimslipper says:

    I spilled gravy on my Macbook and got the same result

  8. KnightRiderfanboy says:

    ooo, och, on an overpriced macbook. but on another note, i got the same effect when i tore apart my old vintage videocard.

  9. andrut says:

    Reminds me of Alva Noto audiovisual performance

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