Another nice thing about the latter approach is that it is easy to switch back from single-channel MWSSs to firing slow *WSSs again by catching an emitted MWSS with a glider, and converting the resulting debris back into an elbow:dvgrn wrote: ↑March 16th, 2022, 2:59 pmThen maybe the next task is to figure out a reasonable switching system, for a regular single-channel construction arm to have room to send off that series of *WWSes, then have all future single-channel gliders pass through into a G-to-MWSS converter with 90-tick repeat time, that feeds MWSSes into the 135-degree MWSS-to-G.
Could do this by putting in a Snarkmaker recipe to divert the single-channel stream into the G-to-MWSS, but it's probably a little bit more efficient to build the Snark ahead of time and just send an elbow-destroy recipe to make the switch -- something like this:...
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Good idea, timing will probably be a bit confusing, but avoiding building a second blinker puffer is definitely worth it. The specific stopping mechanism in the linked design is pretty good, but an extra *WSSs would have to be synchronised to deal with the escaping glider, so I looked for some other options. Here are some stopping reactions that don't have any escaping gliders (the left one is the best):dvgrn wrote: ↑March 18th, 2022, 12:10 pmDoes the universal helix burn-then-stop-burning-then-burn-again design allow for getting a target dropped safely off to one side at the halfway point, so that just one blinker puffer can be used? I guess the problem there is to get the timing right for re-lighting the fuse.
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It may be the case that the above doesn't work, and the fuse-lighting salvo needs to be fired before the fuse is lit. In that case, we'd need a fuse lighting recipe which contains only *WSSs that are sufficiently separated from the blinker trail such that the fuse will pass by them, which seems quite difficult to find.
Yep, I saw those recipes, but they are all for 135-degree *WSSs, and I think we want 45-degree *WSSs recipes for this project.