3-engine Cordership

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3-engine Cordership
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Pattern type Spaceship
Family Cordership
Number of cells 149
Bounding box 58×65
Direction Diagonal
Period 96
Mod 48
Speed c/12
Speed (unsimplified) 8c/96
Heat 156.1
Discovered by Paul Tooke
Year of discovery 2004

The 3-engine Cordership is a diagonal c/12 spaceship that was discovered by Paul Tooke on January 12, 2004. Until the 2-engine Cordership was found, it was the Cordership that uses the fewest number of known possible switch engines. Despite this, the 4-engine Cordership is smaller in terms of minimum population (the 2-engine Cordership beating both).

David Bell discovered in 2005 that the 3-engine Cordership can be used to turn a lightweight spaceship 90 degrees as shown below.[1] It could be constructed with 15 gliders, and Tooke created a gun for this spaceship only a week after its original construction (see 3-engine Cordership gun). In March 2017 Luka Okanishi discovered a three-glider synthesis for a switch engine, which reduced the recipe to only 11 gliders.[2]

The 3-engine Cordership can easily be destroyed by three eater 2s and four blocks, as shown below. This cleanup reaction was found by Jason Summers.

Incremental construction

Dave Greene discovered a glider synthesis for upgrading a switch engine to a wing, which can be repeated to form the complete Cordership. Adam P. Goucher then built a Herschel conduit to convert a glider into a 3-engine Cordership.[3]

Image gallery

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3-engine Cordership eater using eater 2s
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3-engine Cordership about to reflect a lightweight spaceship by 90 degrees
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See also


  1. "New Compact Corderships". Dave Greene (June 18, 2005). Retrieved on June 10, 2009.
  2. "Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries". Luka Okanishi (March 12, 2017). Retrieved on March 13, 2017.
  3. "First complete glider-to-Cordership converter". Dave Greene (February 7, 2009). Retrieved on June 15, 2009.

External links

  • 149P96H8V8.1 at Heinrich Koenig's Game of Life Object Catalogs