Block-laying switch engine
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|Number of cells||43|
|Discovered by||Charles Corderman|
|Year of discovery||1971|
The block-laying switch engine (or block-making switch engine) is a puffer that was found by Charles Corderman. It consists of a switch engine reacting with blocks to create an infinite number of new blocks (eight new blocks every 288 generations).
The block-laying switch engine is the sixty-fourth most common object on Adam P. Goucher's Catagolue. It is the most common naturally-occurring pattern that exhibits infinite growth, being more common than the glider-producing switch engine.
- Stabilized switch engine at the Life Lexicon
- Single switch engine puffer trains at the Life Objects Catalog