Bent keys

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Bent keys
x = 12, y = 5, rule = B3/S23 bo8bo$obo6bobo$bob2o2b2obo$4bo2bo$4bo2bo! #C [[ THUMBSIZE 2 THEME 6 GRID GRIDMAJOR 0 SUPPRESS THUMBLAUNCH ]] #C [[ AUTOSTART ]] #C [[ GPS 2 ZOOM 22 LOOP 3 ]]
Pattern type Oscillator
Number of cells 16
Bounding box 12×5
Frequency class 39.2
Period 3
Mod 3
Heat 14.7
Volatility 0.73
Strict volatility 0.73
Discovered by Dean Hickerson
Year of discovery 1989

Bent keys is a period-3 oscillator found by Dean Hickerson in August 1989.[1] In September 2004 Jason Summers found a 10-glider synthesis of this oscillator,[2] which was improved to 8 gliders by Jeremy Tan in June 2019.[3] It can be extended infinitely, like the odd keys.

See also

References

  1. Dean Hickerson's oscillator stamp collection. Retrieved on March 14, 2020.
  2. Jason Summers' jslife pattern collection.
  3. Jeremy Tan (June 7, 2019). Re: Synthesising Oscillators (discussion thread) at the ConwayLife.com forums

External links

  • 18P3.29 at Heinrich Koenig's Game of Life Object Catalogs