Glider turner

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A glider turner is any reaction in which a glider is turned onto a new path by a spaceship, oscillator, or still life constellation. In the last two cases, the glider turner is usually called a reflector if the reaction is repeatable, or a one-time turner if the reaction can only happen once.

Glider turners are easily built using standard spaceships. The following diagram shows a convoy which turns a forward glider 90 degrees, with the new glider also moving forwards.

#N Glider turner #C x = 20, y = 21, rule = B3/S23 9b2o$8b2ob4o$bo7b6o$o9b4o$3o5$3bo$bo3bo$o$o4bo$5o3$13b6o$13bo5bo$13bo$ 14bo4bo$16b2o! #C [[ THUMBSIZE 2 THEME 6 GRID GRIDMAJOR 0 SUPPRESS THUMBLAUNCH ]] #C [[ ZOOM 16 THUMBSIZE 2 WIDTH 640 HEIGHT 640 ]]
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Small rearrangements of the back two spaceships can alternatively send the output glider into any of the other three directions.

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