Bent keys

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Bent keys
Bent keys image
Pattern type Oscillator
Number of cells 16
Bounding box 12×5
Frequency class 39.2
Period 3
Mod 3
Heat 14.7
Volatility 0.73
Strict volatility 0.73
Discovered by Dean Hickerson
Year of discovery 1989

Bent keys is a period 3 oscillator found by Dean Hickerson in August 1989. In September 2004 Jason Summers found a 10-glider synthesis of this oscillator,[1] which was improved to 8 gliders by Jeremy Tan in June 2019.[2] It can be extended infinitely, like the odd keys.

See also


  1. Jason Summers' jslife pattern collection.
  2. Jeremy Tan. Re: Synthesising Oscillators (discussion thread) at the forums

External links

  • 18P3.29 at Heinrich Koenig's Game of Life Object Catalogs