Pipsquirter 1

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Pipsquirter 1
Pipsquirter 1 image
Pattern type Oscillator
Number of cells 50
Bounding box 15×14
Period 6
Mod 6
Heat 9
Volatility 0.41
Strict volatility 0.41
Discovered by Noam Elkies
Year of discovery 1997

Pipsquirter 1 is a period 6 pipsquirter that was found in November 1997 by Noam Elkies. It features a block acting as an induction coil and its phases have 50, 50, 53, 50, 52, and 53 cells, respectively.


Martin Grant found a 276-glider synthesis of pipsquirter 1 on March 17, 2016.[1]

Image gallery

Generation 5 reveals that this oscillator really is a pipsquirter

As a reflector

Pipsquirter 1 has the ability to act as a 90-degree glider reflector when it is combined with a block, boat and eater 1. The input path (in green) and output path (in red) of the glider are shown below.

Pipsquirter 1 acting as a reflector
Download RLE: click here

See also


  1. Re: Synthesising Oscillators (discussion thread) at the ConwayLife.com forums

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