Pattern type Fuse
Period 18
Speed 2c/3
Discovered by Unknown
Year of discovery Unknown

A blinker fuse is any fuse that burns through a line of blinkers. Alternatively, it may refer to the 2c/3 period 18 fuse that burns cleanly through blinkers that are spaced four cells apart, shown to the right. This particular fuse can be combined with blinker puffer 1 to create various interesting patterns, such as moving sawtooth, slow puffer 1, and slow puffer 2.

House alone, attached to a blinker wick with spacing 4, is a predecessor to the fuse shown in the infobox (also known as a "house fuse").

This list does not include trivial fuses where a spaceship deletes or modifies stationary objects, or engineered fuses consisting of parts that can be trivially rearranged to get different speeds. Fuses where a spaceship deletes objects are known for c/6 orthogonal, c/4 diagonal and c/10 orthogonal.

### Orthogonal

#### 4c/5 orthogonal

The 4c/5 fuse burns through alternating blinkers with the same spacing as the 2c/3 fuses. It was reported by Hugh Thompson in 1971.[1]

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#### 2c/3 orthogonal

There are two other well-known 2c/3 blinker fuses that act on blinkers that are orthogonally offset by four cells, both of which are shown below. They both burn cleanly and have period 6.[2]

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#### 6c/13 orthogonal

The 6c/13 blinker fuse burns cleanly through blinkers that are orthogonally offset by six cells and has period 26.[3] It is most well-known for the role that it plays in blinker ship 1, where the fact that it burns at a rate slower than c/2 is taken advantage of to create a growing spaceship.

In January 2021, INoMed constructed an adjustable high-period 3c/7 orthogonal puffer that repeatedly ignites this fuse.[4]

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#### 8c/15 orthogonal

An 8c/15 orthogonal blinker fuse exists which burns through a row of alternating blinkers as follows:

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#### 8c/21 orthogonal

Another blinker fuse which runs on the traffic light, similarly to the 6c/13 fuse.

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### Diagonal

There is a diagonal blinker fuse involving a B-heptomino reacting with a line of blinkers.

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A wing can engage in a similar reaction, forming a glide-reflective 2c/44 diagonal blinker fuse.[5]

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