Circuit Bending a Camcorder Looks Just Like a 90s Music Video

We've all seen circuit-bent Speak 'n Spells and other audio equipment, but what happens when you do this stuff to a video feed? A physical hand actually reaches out from the screen! (Or it looks any cheesy video filter.)

This camcorder is responding to the manipulations of a simple volume meter along with some other transistors and such. But the cool part is that while the bending process technically crashes the camera, the video output continues. And if there's a battery gauge or timestamp on the feed, that gets all crazy, too.

But until we see fully circuit-bent iPod nano cyborg vision, I'd hate to see us this or any of us rest on Man's current accomplishments. [Vu Cam via MAKE]