Period-50 glider gun
|Period-50 glider gun|
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|Number of cells||524|
|Discovered by||Dean Hickerson|
|Year of discovery||1996|
Period-50 glider gun is an extensible true period-50 glider gun discovered by Dean Hickerson on October 13, 1996. It is based on a period-44 gun by David Buckingham and the p50 traffic jam oscillator to restore the blinker, as well as 2 copies of this mechanism to restore the blinker in the middle. It can be made to have more than 1 barrel. 
In 2004, David Bell, produced a variant using only a single oscillator with a glider loop. It is possible to restore the blinker by using queen bee shuttles but that makes this gun pseudo. The true period would then be p150.
- Jason Summers (December 30, 2012). "Pattern Collections, jslife/osc". Retrieved on February 22, 2017.