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4b2o$3bobo2$bobo$o$2o! #C [[ THEME 6 GRID GRIDMAJOR 0 THUMBLAUNCH AUTOSTART ]] #C [[ LOOP 2 GPS 2 THUMBSIZE 2 ]]
Pattern type Oscillator
Oscillator type Muttering moat
Family Barberpole
Number of cells 9
Bounding box 6×6
Period 2
Mod 1
Heat 6
Volatility 0.50
Strict volatility 0.50
Rotor type Pole 3
Discovered by Unknown
Year of discovery 1970

The tripole is the barberpole of length 3.


The tripole is about the fourteenth most common naturally-occurring oscillator in Achim Flammenkamp's census, being less common than ship on quadpole but more common than mazing.[1]

Glider synthesis

Extremeenthusiast improved the previous 7-glider synthesis to 6 gliders on June 23, 2017.[2]

See also


  1. Achim Flammenkamp (September 7, 2004). "Most seen natural occurring ash objects in Game of Life". Retrieved on January 15, 2009.
  2. Extremeenthusiast (2017-06-23). "Re: Synthesising Oscillators". forums. Retrieved on 2017-06-24.

External links

  • Tripole at Eric Weisstein's Treasure Trove of Life