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Pattern type Conduit
Conduit type Elementary
Input Herschel
Number of cells 30
Output orientation Unturned, flipped
Output offset (25, -8)
Step 77 ticks
Recovery time
(ignoring FNG if any)
61 ticks
Minimum overclock period
(ignoring FNG if any)
Spartan? Yes
Dependent? No
Discovered by David Buckingham
Year of discovery 1996

Fx77 is an elementary conduit, one of the original sixteen Herschel conduits, discovered by Dave Buckingham in August 1996. After 77 ticks, it produces an inverted Herschel at (25, -8) relative to the input. Its recovery time is 51 ticks (ignoring FNG); this can be reduced slightly by suppressing the output Herschel's glider, as in the L112 case. A pipsquirter can replace the blinker-suppressing eater to produce an extra glider output. It is one of the simplest known Spartan conduits, and one of the few elementary conduits in the original set of sixteen.

In January 2016, Tanner Jacobi discovered a Spartan method of extracting an extra glider output, using a pond as shown at right (top variant). In both variants, a ghost Herschel marks the output location.

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