Kazyan wrote:The fuse is reburnable, but there doesn't seem to be a way to get rid of the excess blinker, from quick experiments. The blocks from a second trail can eat them, but that just pushes the problem down the line. Anyone else have ideas?
My idea is that this is unlikely to produce a new oblique Caterpillar, though it might result in new entertaining agars or indefinitely reburnable weird patterns on a torus, if the blinker output problem can be solved.
The main limitation is that the blocks are spaced so closely together that there are no open glider lanes, or even LWSS lanes, between them. Seems like that would be pretty close to a minimum requirement for a workable Caterpillar track. Even if there were an interaction between two of these oblique climbers that magically suppressed both sets of blinkers somehow, any output gliders would be likely to appear between the two lines of blocks, and then they couldn't get out to do anything useful.
Or if gliders appeared on one side or the other, you couldn't have additional helper tracks on that side -- unless you could destroy and rebuild them very easily, but that seems fairly unlikely to work out.