Kazyan wrote:This yields at least three new conduits: an Lx567, F654, and Rx695... I've built a sample gun using the Lx567.
Nice find! Here again, I'm sure that G17 tandem glider will come in handy somehow -- though again it's just one cell too close together, so you can't reflect one of them with a single Snark to get a working Herschel receiver.
On the other hand, there are 90-degree gliders far enough apart that it's possible to fit a receiver in without any Snarks, making any number of possible H-to-2Hs -- the following three, plus the various replacements for boat+block+snake:
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[Can anyone find a less horrible way of making those two eaters tolerate each other's company? I just kept drawing until the weld stabilized, and then I didn't dare look at it again.]
None of these circuits are very quick to recover, unfortunately, and there are a lot of ways to Snark-assist a Herschel receiver in about the same amount of space to get a Herschel splitter... so I guess it's not absolutely clear that I've found a use for the conduit yet.
Sokwe wrote:One of the eaters in the Pi->C converter can be replaced with a block, which reduces the bounding box slightly...
You didn't even mention the 7x9 eater replacement with the tub-with-tail. I was going to make all kinds of noise about that, because there was a block already in the right place that could be re-used -- that never
happens in this business...!
(Well, hardly ever.)
Anyway, I think congratulations are definitely in order! The first two of those conduits are actually fairly compact for what they do -- lots of output gliders available with different time delays in a fairly small space. Just try getting a Herschel from that input to that output in that amount of time any other way, and you'll see what I mean... at least I hope you will; I haven't actually run Hersrch on that question yet.