Gliders by the dozen

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Gliders by the dozen
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Pattern type Methuselah
Number of cells 8
Bounding box 5×3
MCPS 9
Lifespan 184 generations
Final population 124
L/I 23
F/I 15.5
F/L 0.674
L/MCPS 20.4
Discovered by Roger H. Rosenbaum
Year of discovery Unknown

Gliders by the dozen is a methuselah with a lifespan of 184 generations. It was first reported in a larger form (shown below) by Roger H. Rosenbaum in Lifeline Volume 3.[1] The pattern shown to the right is a predecessor of generation 1 of the original form.

Its name arises from the fact that it emits exactly 12 gliders before stabilizing. It is possible to reflect some of them to clean up the junks and release the other(s), which then becomes an over-unity reaction capable of driving glider guns. This is the core mechanism of cyclotron, a period-874 glider gun built by Dean Hickerson in 1992.[2][3]

Stable pattern

The stable pattern that results from gliders by the dozen has 124 cells and consists of 12 gliders, 8 blinkers, 4 beehives and 4 blocks.

Generation 184

Gallery

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The original form of gliders by the dozen
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Dean Hickerson's cyclotron
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References

  1. Robert Wainwright (September 1971). Lifeline, vol 3, page 9.
  2. Dean Hickerson. "Cyclotron". Dean Hickerson's Game of Life page. Retrieved on May 7, 2022.
  3. cycltron.lif at Paul Callahan's Life Pattern Catalog

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