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Is there a Spaceship That is Also a Gun?

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Is there a Spaceship That is Also a Gun?

Postby sewerbird » March 8th, 2018, 11:18 pm

I was wondering if there is a pattern that moves across indefinitely like a glider while shooting off one or more 'bullets'. A 'battleship' :D

But I dont know the term to search for such a thing, and figured you fine folks might have a clue as to examples or search terms. Cheers!
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Re: Is there a Spaceship That is Also a Gun?

Postby danny » March 8th, 2018, 11:25 pm

Of course, welcome! Said object is called a rake.

Here's one example:
#N Space rake
#C An orthogonal period 20 c/2 forward glider rake.
#C www.conwaylife.com/wiki/index.php?title=Space_rake
x = 22, y = 19, rule = 23/3
11b2o5b4o$9b2ob2o3bo3bo$9b4o8bo$10b2o5bo2bob2$8bo13b$7b2o8b2o3b$6bo9bo
2bo2b$7b5o4bo2bo2b$8b4o3b2ob2o2b$11bo4b2o4b4$18b4o$o2bo13bo3bo$4bo16bo
$o3bo12bo2bob$b4o!
get down with the sickness.
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Re: Is there a Spaceship That is Also a Gun?

Postby sewerbird » March 8th, 2018, 11:36 pm

Hah, brilliant - that's a lot more 'bullets' than I was expecting! Thanks a lot 8)
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