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3b2o2b$bobo3b$o5bo$bo3b2o2$3bobob$4bo! #C [[ THEME 6 GRID GRIDMAJOR 0 THUMBLAUNCH AUTOSTART ]] #C [[ TRACKLOOP 4 0 0 GPS 2 THUMBSIZE 2 ]]
Pattern type Oscillator
Number of cells 12
Bounding box 7×7
Period 4
Mod 2
Heat 14
Volatility 1.00
Strict volatility 0.92
Discovered by David Buckingham
Year of discovery 1973

Mazing is a period 4 oscillator found by David Buckingham in December 1973.

Its rotor can also be supported by a loaf, yielding mold.


Mazing is about the fifteenth most common naturally-occurring oscillator in Achim Flammenkamp's census, being less common than the tripole but more common than the blocker.[1]

See also


  1. Achim Flammenkamp (September 7, 2004). "Most seen natural occurring ash objects in Game of Life". Retrieved on January 15, 2009.

External links

  • Mazing at Eric Weisstein's Treasure Trove of Life