Glider-producing switch engine

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Glider-producing switch engine
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Pattern type Puffer
Number of cells 123
Bounding box 67×60
Direction Diagonal
Period 384
Speed c/12
Discovered by Charles Corderman
Year of discovery Unknown

The glider-producing switch engine (or glider-making switch engine) is a puffer that was found by Charles Corderman. It consists of a switch engine reacting with blocks produce various still lifes and a glider every 384 generations.

It is the second most common naturally-occurring pattern that exhibits infinite growth, and is one of only two patterns that exhibits infinite growth that has been known to occur naturally (the other being the block-laying switch engine).

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The debris left behind by the glider-producing switch engine
A simple predecessor of the glider-producing switch engine
RLE: here

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