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|Number of cells||43|
|Discovered by||Robert Wainwright|
|Year of discovery||1984|
Carnival shuttle is a period-12 oscillator that was found by Robert Wainwright in September 1984 (using middleweight emulators at the end, instead of the monograms shown here). It was used to create the first known non-trivial period 24 oscillator, 186P24.
There are many ways to stabilise adjacent shuttles:
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Shuttles can also hassle a beehive-traffic light-loaf component. The shuttle can be stabilised by monograms, middleweight emulators, T-nosed p4s, and a stable beehive push catalyst by Tanner Jacobi. The Blocked p4-3 gives the same spark, and thus can be used as a stabilizer too.
Without stabilizations on the ends, a spatial period 12 wick can be constructed. A finite version requires the addition of stabilizations as caps.
- Dean Hickerson's oscillator stamp collection. Retrieved on March 14, 2020.
- Tanner Jacobi (December 20, 2020). Re: Results of catalyst tests (discussion thread) at the ConwayLife.com forums
- Aidan F. Pierce (December 20, 2020). Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread (discussion thread) at the ConwayLife.com forums
- 43P12.1 at Heinrich Koenig's Game of Life Object Catalogs