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|Pattern type|| Reflector |
|Number of cells||23|
|Discovered by||David Buckingham|
|Year of discovery||Unknown|
Buckaroo is a queen bee shuttle stabilized at one or both ends by an eater 1 in such a way that it can turn a glider. The glider turning reaction uses a banana spark and is colour-preserving. The mechanism was found by David Buckingham in the 1970s. Its name is due to Bill Gosper.
It's also possible to reflect a glider 180 degrees with a buckaroo, with a different return glider lane and timing than the 180-degree reflection performed by the pentadecathlons in a relay. For other p30 reflectors, see the p30 bumper and p30 bouncer.
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- Buckaroo at the Life Lexicon