Odd keys
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Pattern type  Oscillator  

Number of cells  16  
Bounding box  12×5  
Frequency class  40.6  
Period  3  
Mod  3  
Heat  14.7  
Volatility  0.73  
Strict volatility  0.73  
Discovered by  Dean Hickerson  
Year of discovery  1989  
 
 
 

Odd keys is a period 3 oscillator found by Dean Hickerson in August 1989. It can be extended horizontally as in the original form of Jason's p33.
Synthesis
In January 2000 Mark Niemiec found a 21glider synthesis of this oscillator.^{[1]} On August 25th 2016, Goldtiger997 found a 10 glider synthesis of odd keys, which was later reduced to 9 gliders by Dave Greene.^{[2]}
See also
References
 ↑ Jason Summers' jslife pattern collection.
 ↑ Goldtiger997 (August 26, 2016). "Re: Soup search results". Retrieved on August 12, 2017.
External links
 Odd keys at the Life Lexicon
 16P3.7 at Heinrich Koenig's Game of Life Object Catalogs
Categories:
 Patterns
 Patterns with Catagolue frequency class 40.6
 Oscillators with 16 cells
 Patterns with 16 cells
 Patterns found by Dean Hickerson
 Patterns found in 1989
 Patterns that can be constructed with 9 gliders
 Oscillators
 Periodic objects with minimum population 16
 Oscillators with period 3
 Oscillators with mod 3
 Oscillators with heat 14
 Oscillators with volatility 0.73
 Oscillators with strict volatility 0.73
 Sparkers
 Dot sparkers
 Moderate sparkers
 Sparkers with period 3