Period-256 glider gun

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Period-256 glider gun
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Pattern type Gun
Number of cells 90
Bounding box 49×49
Period 256
Barrels 4
Discovered by David Buckingham
Year of discovery 1995

Period 256 glider gun is a true period 256 four-barrelled glider gun found by Dave Buckingham in September 1995. It uses four R64 conduits to make the second smallest known Herschel loop (after the Simkin glider gun). The p256 gun was an early "teaser" from Dave Buckingham before he released his full Herschel technology.

Either eater 1s or snakes can be added as shown in the infobox, to suppress three of the glider streams so that only one stream escapes. This gun's p256 glider stream is well-suited for repeated reactions with receding Corderships, or for "Hashlife-friendly" signal circuitry.

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