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|Pattern type|| Rake|
|Number of cells||6497|
|Bounding box||281 × 2206|
|Discovered by||Ivan Fomichev|
|Year of discovery||2014|
The distaff rake consists of an LWSS/pi-heptomino/Herschel/glider signal loop of period 16982+224*n, where n is the number of additional pairs of 9c/30 pi conduits added to the loop. Periods of the form (16982+224*n)/q can be trivially constructed by including q signals in the loop. For instance, a p1743 rake can be created using ten signals circulating in a p16982+224*2 = p17430 loop.
The loop uses a slow salvo construction of an edge shooting LWSS seed, so the rake can be adjusted to a wide variety of periods. However, some periods would require significant redesign of the loop, because of collisions between slow-salvo construction gliders and passing LWSSes.
A slight modification of the pattern on May 27 allowed more closely spaced signals in the loop. For example, the newer design allows fifteen signals to be packed into a p17430 loop, resulting in a p1162 rake. The RLE and infobox reflect this revision.