Life Objects Buildable With 5 Gliders

Still-lifes | Pseudo-still-lifes | P2 oscillators | P2 pseudo-oscillators | P4 oscillators | P15 pseudo-oscillators | Puffers | Methuselahs | Naturally-occurring objects



Since only a small fraction of all the possible 5-glider interactions have been tracked, it is likely that many of these lists are incomplete.



114 still-lifes buildable from 5 gliders

Due to space limitations, these and their syntheses are shown on a separate page.


156 pseudo-still-lifes buildable from 5 gliders

Due to space limitations, these and their syntheses are shown on a separate page.


3 period 2 oscillators buildable from 5 gliders

5g P2

Bipole [5] Great on-off; Pincers [5] Spark coil tie boat; Boat on spark coil [5]


10 period 2 pseudo-oscillators buildable from 5 gliders

5-glider P2 pseudo-oscillators

Up toad on toad [5] Beehive on beacon [5] Down beacon above eater [5] Up beacon above eater [5] Pond on beacon [5]  
Trans block and up boat on beacon [5] Cis block and up boat on beacon [5] Trans two up boats on beacon [5] Cis two up boats on beacon [5] Cis two up beacons on beacon [5] Cis two beehives on beacon [5]


2 period 4 oscillators buildable from 5 gliders

5g P4

Mold [5] Mazing [5]

Mold is the smallest oscillator that produces a period 4 diagonal bit spark. Also, mold forms on most still-lifes that have a bonding surface like the long diagonal side of a loaf (from which its name was inspired), so it forms the basis for many larger period 4 oscillators (and many with periods that are multiples of 4, such as period 12).


7 period 15 pseudo-oscillators buildable from 5 gliders

5-glider P15 pseudo-oscillators

Block on penta- decathlon [5] Boat on penta- decathlon [5] Beehive on penta- decathlon [5] Penta- decathlon above eater [5] Penta- decathlon on eater [5] Pond on penta- decathlon [5] Block on block on penta- decathlon [5]


2 puffer trains buildable from 5 gliders

5-glider puffer trains

Corderman's Block-making switch engine (P288 exhaust) [5] Corderman's Glider-making switch engine (P384 exhaust) [5]


2 methuselahs buildable from 5 gliders

5gl methuselahs

Die hard [5] Bunnies; Rabbits (@1) [5]
Death (@118) 3 Ponds, 18 loaves, 2 toads, 65 beehives, 7 ships, 18 boats, 4 tubs, 109 blocks, 136 blinkers, 40 gliders (@17332)



The top 16 naturally-occurring objects buildable from 5 gliders

5-glider natural objects

17.242; Bi-hat [5] (460605) 10.9; Broken snake; Carrier siamese snake [5] (2.1e6) 12.85; Eater w/ nine [5] (2.3e6) 12.28 [5] (2.4e6) 9.7; Long shil- lelagh [5] (3.0e6) 10.23; Boat w/ long tail [5] (3.0e6) 13.154; Loaf tie beehive [5] (3.4e6) 10.19; Long integral; S-ten [5] (3.9e6)
14.15; Trans- rotated R-bee [5] (5.1e6) Bipole [5] (7.6e6) 14.50; Beehive on cap [5] (7.6e6) 13.27; Down loaf on table [5] (8.0e6) Great on-off [5] (1.2e7) Mold [5] (4.6e7) Mazing [5] (2.2e8) Spark coil tie boat; Boat on spark coil [5] (7.2e9)



Other costs: 2 gliders, 3 gliders, 4 gliders, 5 gliders, 6 gliders, 1 glider/bit, >1 glider/bit, unknown.

See also: Life objects sorted by: counts, frequency of occurrence, cost in gliders, name, size in bits, or type.

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