Slow puffer 2
|Slow puffer 2|
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|Number of cells||97|
|Discovered by||David Bell|
|Year of discovery||1993|
Slow puffer 2 is a puffer that was found by David Bell on August 21, 1993. It consists of a blinker puffer 1 with a p18 "house" blinker fuse attached to the back of it to suppress the blinkers and two MWSS's to give rebirth to said fuse (and leave the bi-blocks in the process). Its name comes from the fact that it creates debris very slowly, only creating a single bi-block every 240 generations.
A flotilla of 6 assorted spaceships can turn the bi-blocks produced by this puffer into gliders, completing a period 240 forward rake.
|Slow puffer 2 rake|
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A 23-glider synthesis of a period-240 spaceship involving this puffer being capped with a middleweight spaceship was completed on 7 March 2022. The middleweight spaceship can be removed to yield a 20-glider synthesis of the puffer. The synthesis was reduced by two gliders the next day.