Although the Materials of Electronics course probably got its title by introducing relatively experimental things such as conductive thread and paints, the fact that sound could be an electronic “material” surprised Daan. After creating his first osscilator with a 555-chip early in the week, the fact that electronics could produce an audible noise hooked Daan onto more experiments with sound-generation with analog Integrated Circuits. 

This resulted in the NICOSSLICATOR; a modular sound-synthesizer that has two basic frequency-generators as well as low- and high-pass filters. Because of its modularity, the different parts can be combined using simple jumper wires and in input and output pins. 

The name is a small hommage to co-student Nicolas Armand, who helped Daan during the development of this board.