Eater plug
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Eater plug  
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Pattern type  Oscillator  

Number of cells  14  
Bounding box  8×8  
Frequency class  34.1  
Period  2  
Mod  2  
Heat  2  
Volatility  0.13  
Strict volatility  0.13  
Rotor type  Diagonal onoff  
Discovered by  Robert Wainwright  
Year of discovery  1973  
 
 
 

Eater plug (or cavity^{[1]}) is an extensible period 2 oscillator that was found in February 1973 by Robert Wainwright. Its name derives from its resemblance to two diagonallytouching eater 1s.
It has an identical rotor to the great onoff, which is interestingly over 1000 times more common than it despite its size.
Commonness
Eater plug is about the fiftyfifth most common naturallyoccurring oscillator in Achim Flammenkamp's census.^{[2]}
References
 ↑ Eric Weisstein. "Cavity". Eric Weisstein's Treasure Trove of Life. Retrieved on April 26, 2009.
 ↑ Achim Flammenkamp (September 7, 2004). "Most seen natural occurring ash objects in Game of Life". Retrieved on January 15, 2009.
External links
 Eater plug at the Life Lexicon
 Eater plug at Adam P. Goucher's Catagolue
Categories:
 Patterns
 Patterns with Catagolue frequency class 34.1
 Oscillators with 14 cells
 Patterns with 14 cells
 Patterns found by Robert Wainwright
 Patterns found in 1973
 Patterns that can be constructed with 8 gliders
 Oscillators
 Oscillators with period 2
 Oscillators with mod 2
 Oscillators with heat 2
 Oscillators with volatility 0.13
 Oscillators with strict volatility 0.13
 Oscillators with rotor Diagonal onoff
 Patterns with diagonal bilateral symmetry