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bo5bob$obo3bobo$o2bobo2bo$2bo3bo2b$2b2ob2o! #C [[ THUMBSIZE 2 THEME 6 GRID GRIDMAJOR 0 SUPPRESS THUMBLAUNCH ]] #C [[ AUTOSTART ]]
Pattern type Oscillator
Number of cells 16
Period 14
Mod Unknown
Heat Unknown
Volatility Unknown
Strict volatility Unknown
Discovered by George Collins
Year of discovery 1970

The tumbler is a period 14 oscillator that was found by George Collins in 1970. It is about the twenty-eighth most common naturally-occurring oscillator, being less common than octagon 2 and unix but more common than tub test tube baby.[1]


  1. Achim Flammenkamp (September 7, 2004). "Most seen natural occurring ash objects in Game of Life". Retrieved on January 15, 2009.