p6 pipsquirter

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p6 pipsquirter
x = 15, y = 11, rule = B3/S23 3b2ob2o$b3obob3o$o4bo4bo$ob2o2b2obobo$bo2b2o3bobo$2b2o2b2obobob2o$4bo 4bobob2o$4b4ob2o$8bo$6bobo$6b2o! #C [[ THUMBSIZE 2 THEME 6 GRID GRIDMAJOR 0 SUPPRESS THUMBLAUNCH ]] #C [[ AUTOSTART ]] #C [[ GPS 3 LOOP 6 THUMBSIZE 2 ]]
Pattern type Oscillator
Oscillator type Pipsquirter
Number of cells 50
Bounding box 15×14
Period 6
Mod 6
Heat 9
Volatility 0.41
Strict volatility 0.41
Discovered by Noam Elkies
Year of discovery 1997

p6 pipsquirter (also known as pipsquirter 1) is a period-6 pipsquirter that was found on November 15, 1997 by Noam Elkies.[1] It features a block acting as an induction coil and its phases have 50, 50, 53, 50, 52, and 53 cells, respectively.

Synthesis

Martin Grant found a 276-glider synthesis of the p6 pipsquirter on March 17, 2016.[2]

Image gallery

Generation 5 reveals that this oscillator really is a pipsquirter

As a reflector

The p6 pipsquirter has the ability to act as a 90-degree glider reflector when it is combined with a block, boat and eater 1. The input path and output path of the glider are shown below.

x = 22, y = 17, rule = b3/s23 12bo9b$3b2o6b2o9b$3bo7bobo5bo2b$5bo12bo3b$4b4o10b3ob$3bo4bo13b$3b5obo 12b$b2o3bo2bo12b$o2b3obob2o9b2o$2obobobo8b2o2b2o$3bo2bob2o2b2obobo4b$ 3b2obobo7bo5b$5bobob2o11b$5bobobo8b2o2b$6bo2bo8bo3b$7b2o10b3o$21bo! #C [[ THUMBSIZE 2 THEME 6 GRID GRIDMAJOR 0 SUPPRESS THUMBLAUNCH ]] #C [[ THUMBSIZE 2 WIDTH 500 HEIGHT 450 ZOOM 11 GPS 15 AUTOSTART LOOP 80 ]]
Pipsquirter 1 acting as a reflector
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See also

References

  1. Jason Summers' jslife pattern collection. Retrieved on October 28, 2020.
  2. Martin Grant (March 17, 2016). Re: Synthesising Oscillators (discussion thread) at the ConwayLife.com forums

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