Talk:Twin bees shuttle

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I changed the image of the twin bees shuttle to that of the smallest version (that I know of). The Pattern files are still of the previous version, however, and need to be updated to match the current image (the rle is protected so I am unable to edit it). I was also wondering if the synthesis file should be of the displayed pattern, which requires ten glider, or its current state, the minimal glider construction of any twin bees shuttle, 8. I bring this up because, although the current synthesis uses fewer gliders, the smaller version of the oscillator needs more.

RLE for the pattern itself: Twin bees shuttle

10-glider synthesis of the displayed pattern: Twin bees shuttle synthesis
~Sokwe 19:15, 8 June 2009 (UTC)

I think that's likely the smallest version too. I've updated the pattern files, and modified the "alternate" version to include another stabilization that was found by Koenig. I think that, for categorization purposes, we should keep the number of required gliders listed as 8 since that's the fewest known that can construct any twin bees shuttle. I've added syntheses for some of the alternate forms of the shuttle as well now though to the synthesis file. Nathaniel 22:11, 8 June 2009 (UTC)

Smallest version

Each side only needs one block.

x = 69, y = 11, rule = B3/S23
17b2o38b2o$2o15bobo7b2o28bobo7b2o$2o17bo7b2o30bo7b2o$17b3o37b3o4$17b3o
37b3o$19bo20b2o17bo$17bobo20b2o15bobo$17b2o38b2o!

-wwei23 6:49PM 6/1/2017 NY time

Please fix up gallery. Entity Valkyrie 2 (talk) 05:59, 2 October 2019 (UTC)