Short keys

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Short keys
Short keys image
Pattern type Oscillator
Number of cells 16
Bounding box 12×5
Frequency class 41.3
Period 3
Mod 3
Heat 14.7
Volatility 0.73
Strict volatility 0.73
Discovered by Dean Hickerson
Year of discovery 1989

Short keys is a period 3 oscillator found by Dean Hickerson in August 1989. In August 2004 Jason Summers found a 10-glider synthesis of this oscillator.[1] It can be extended infinitely, like the odd keys.

See also


  1. Jason Summers' jslife pattern collection.

External links

  • 16P3.5 at Heinrich Koenig's Game of Life Object Catalogs