Achim's p8

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Achim's p8
Achim's p8 image
Pattern type Oscillator
Number of cells 18
Bounding box 9×9
Frequency class 42.8
Period 8
Mod 4
Heat 14
Volatility 0.90
Strict volatility 0.70
Discovered by Achim Flammenkamp
Year of discovery 1994

Achim's p8 is a period 8 oscillator discovered by Achim Flammenkamp on July 20, 1994.[1] In August 2004 Jason Summers and Mark Niemiec found a 13-glider synthesis of this oscillator.[2]


On Catagolue, it is the fifth most common period 8 oscillator, being slightly less common than smiley but more common than blocker on cis-dock.[3]

See also


  1. Dean Hickerson's oscillator stamp collection.
  2. Jason Summers' jslife pattern collection.
  3. Adam P. Goucher. "Statistics". Catagolue. Retrieved on October 27, 2018.

External links

  • 18P8.1 at Heinrich Koenig's Game of Life Object Catalogs