6 bits
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6 bits  
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Pattern type  Oscillator  

Oscillator type  Relay  
Number of cells  49  
Bounding box  40 × 26  
Period  75  
Mod  75  
Heat  71.3  
Volatility  1.00  
Strict volatility  0.26  
Discovered by  Robert Wainwright  
Year of discovery  1984  
 
 
 

6 bits is the smallest known nonLCM period75 oscillator. It is a glider shuttle using three pentadecathlons as reflectors. It was found by Robert Wainwright in September 1984.^{[1]}
Moving the lower right pentadecathlon back allows the oscillator to have any period of the form 75+120n.
See also
References
 ↑ Dean Hickerson's oscillator stamp collection. Retrieved on March 14, 2020.
External links
 6 bits at Adam P. Goucher's Catagolue
 Origin of "bit" in pattern name at Wikipedia
Categories:
 Patterns
 Oscillators with 49 cells
 Periodic objects with minimum population 49
 Patterns with 49 cells
 Patterns found by Robert Wainwright
 Patterns found in 1984
 Patterns that can be constructed with 10 gliders
 Outertotalistically endemic patterns
 Oscillators
 Relays
 Oscillators with period 75
 Oscillators with mod 75
 Oscillators with heat 71
 Oscillators with volatility 1.00
 Oscillators with strict volatility 0.26