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by Sphenocorona
June 10th, 2021, 10:43 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Crawlers
Replies: 45
Views: 15585

Re: Crawlers

all that is needed is to clean up the leftover blocks Not really... The primary issue here with the original glider+block crawler, as I gather it, is not that there are more outputs than inputs to the crawler, or that the blocks show up again in a different position, but that the crawler as it stan...
by Sphenocorona
June 10th, 2021, 2:25 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Crawlers
Replies: 45
Views: 15585

Re: Crawlers

That's an interesting one, for sure -- an orthogonal 28c/83 R-pentomino crawler! Produces two gliders for every input glider. I don't think that one has been seen before. I've seen the underlying reaction before, but I didn't look into it too much in regular B3/S23 because R sequences are so incred...
by Sphenocorona
May 29th, 2021, 7:00 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Results of catalyst tests
Replies: 151
Views: 74596

Re: Results of catalyst tests

Half of Kazyan's beehive push catalyst can function as an HF catalyst when paired with an eater in a specific way. Here's an example: x = 45, y = 21, rule = B3/S23 7b2o28b2o$7bo29bo$5bobo27bobo$5b2o28b2o$bo29bo10bo$obo27bobo7b3o$obo 27bobo6bo$bo29bo7bob2o$38b2obobo$37bo6bo$38b7o2$40b3o$40bo2bo$42b2o...
by Sphenocorona
May 26th, 2021, 11:50 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1917
Views: 824712

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Yeah, I think Herschel-to-nothing or pi-to-nothing converters are going to be the right idea. It's pretty easy to find catalyses that work at p89, so it's just a matter of digging up one with an edgy domino spark. Here's a suitable Herschel-to-domino, which allows the oscillator to be supported wit...
by Sphenocorona
May 25th, 2021, 1:11 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1917
Views: 824712

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Also, some serious p34 potential here. While I don't have a finite solution for this, there is at least a way to make it into a P34 agar: x = 80, y = 70, rule = B3/S23:T80,72 o2bo6bo2bo6bo2bo6bo2bo6bo2bo6bo2bo6bo2bo6bo2bo$o2b2o5bo2b2o5bo2b2o5bo 2b2o5bo2b2o5bo2b2o5bo2b2o5bo2b2o$b3o7b3o7b3o7b3o7b3o7b...
by Sphenocorona
May 22nd, 2021, 1:17 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread For Your Useless Discoveries
Replies: 3310
Views: 1340292

Re: Thread For Your Useless Discoveries

An odd-symmetric pair of converging gliders (ie. about to make a bi-block) can be catalyzed by a beehive into making another beehive, which I thought was kind of neat even if it's mostly pointless:

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x = 13, y = 10, rule = B3/S23
9b2o$8bo2bo$9b2o5$b2o7b2o$obo7bobo$2bo7bo!
by Sphenocorona
May 18th, 2021, 6:10 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: The Hunting of the New Herschel Conduits
Replies: 1239
Views: 898210

Re: The Hunting of the New Herschel Conduits

Almost a very weird blockic HLx38H... I think?? The location of the natural B's block must be unoccupied, but unfortunately there's a boat left behind that the natural glider doesn't clean up. It also features the earliest "H" interaction I've ever seen, starting from the 9-tick (!) Herschel predece...
by Sphenocorona
May 1st, 2021, 6:32 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread for your unsure discoveries
Replies: 2290
Views: 1183468

Re: Thread for your unsure discoveries

Your p1380 is still a very interesting crystal-based construction, though! With a longer crystallization track, and maybe a few quadri-Snarks on the output packed into the unused corner, and maybe a different period for the base gun, it should be possible to invent compact guns with very high perio...
by Sphenocorona
April 16th, 2021, 5:30 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: How about a unidimensional spaceship?
Replies: 53
Views: 37795

Re: How about a unidimensional spaceship?

Here are some proof-of-concept salvos 1, 2, and 3 (plus glider source) that can be used to automatically build a 6c/13 wick, and that can be toggled on and off when it rams into strategically placed blocks: #C Bistable slide gun salvos for building a 6c/13 wick. #C These examples aren't very efficie...
by Sphenocorona
April 14th, 2021, 3:55 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: How about a unidimensional spaceship?
Replies: 53
Views: 37795

Re: How about a unidimensional spaceship?

One thing that might be worth noting for helping reduce the length of tape required is that some clean fuse sections are cheaper than others. 6c/13 appears like it may potentially be the cheapest per blinker - just 1G per side, plus an eventual single HWSS per side for the entire chain (which must b...
by Sphenocorona
April 9th, 2021, 2:52 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: How about a unidimensional spaceship?
Replies: 53
Views: 37795

Re: How about a unidimensional spaceship?

Here's two probably not-very-helpful additions to the potential toolkit, a slower fuse segment and an even slower segment which cleanly releases forward gliders: x = 122, y = 57, rule = B3/S23 bo$obo2bob2o$ob4obobo$9bo2b3o8b3o5b3ob3ob3o2b3o8b3o5b3ob3ob3o2b3o8b3o 5b3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3o$ob4obobo$obo2b...
by Sphenocorona
March 21st, 2021, 10:17 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: H-to-G and H-to-Gn converter collection
Replies: 163
Views: 147377

Re: H-to-G and H-to-Gn converter collection

[...it also has] a repeat time of +- 83 which is quite impressive, and that repeat time can improved if 1 SW glider is suppressed. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention the decent repeat time (which is indeed 83). It can also be overclocked at p81 while retaining all four glider outputs as well. The origina...
by Sphenocorona
March 21st, 2021, 12:49 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: H-to-G and H-to-Gn converter collection
Replies: 163
Views: 147377

Re: H-to-G and H-to-Gn converter collection

Here's an elementary H-to-2Gn (known G9 plus new G14), with a new timing on a known lane, NW17T101 ( EDIT: improved block cleanup) : x = 58, y = 114, rule = LifeHistory 11.D3.D.D3.D2.3D4.D3.5D3.D4.3D3.3D$11.2D2.D.D3.D.D3.D2.2D5.D4.2D3.D3. D.D3.D$11.D.D.D.D3.D5.D3.D5.D5.D7.D.D2.2D$11.D2.2D.D.D.D3.2D4...
by Sphenocorona
February 12th, 2021, 9:26 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread for your chaos-edgeshooting reactions that can probably yield new conduits
Replies: 84
Views: 8974

Re: Thread for your chaos-edgeshooting reactions that can probably yield new conduits

Well, at the bare minimum (as far as non-exotic conduits go) this gives a nice H->2G with a new glider output, NE8T101 (known lane, new timing): x = 47, y = 59, rule = LifeHistory D3.D.5D2.3D2.5D3.D4.3D4.D$2D2.D.D5.D3.D3.D4.2D3.D3.D2.2D$D.D.D.D5.D3. D3.D5.D3.D2.2D3.D$D2.2D.3D4.3D4.D5.D3.D.D.D3.D$D3....
by Sphenocorona
February 11th, 2021, 10:14 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits
Replies: 521
Views: 292188

Re: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits

Here's my current thoughts (admittedly I haven't looked over everything super thoroughly though). First, answers to some of the existing questions: See point 5, but... I'm not sure what names we should use when naming the directions it can go. I think the 5-neighbor cell in the E would be a reasonab...
by Sphenocorona
February 11th, 2021, 1:23 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: H-to-G and H-to-Gn converter collection
Replies: 163
Views: 147377

Re: H-to-G and H-to-Gn converter collection

New(?) dependent NW10T137 featuring the infamous mega-eater: x = 36, y = 29, rule = LifeHistory 4.4B$5.4B$6.4B$7.4B.B$8.6B$9.6B8.2B$3.4B2.7B3.7B$.26B$B2ABD23B$3ABCAD 21B.3B$B2AB3CB2A22B$3AB2ADB2A21B2A$2A27B.B2A$5.23B3.B$7.B2.18B$10.17B $10.16B4.2A$10.6B2.9B3.A$11.5B4.6B5.A$11.4B6.4B5.2A$23.7B2.2A$25...
by Sphenocorona
February 5th, 2021, 4:25 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Crystal Programming
Replies: 13
Views: 4537

Re: Crystal Programming

Oh wow! This allows any even-period glider stream to form a crystallisation and decay oscillator... I must admit, I was so focused on trying to get something P1 out of this that I totally missed that! Those pesky blinkers made me stop paying attention :P Anyway, on the subject of actually making us...
by Sphenocorona
February 4th, 2021, 8:32 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Crystal Programming
Replies: 13
Views: 4537

Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries

No idea where to put these, but uh, anybody want some period multiplying eaters? Now available in periods 5, 6, 12, and 13 (!): x = 177, y = 63, rule = B3/S23 115b2o3bo$o2b2obob2o106bo2bobo$4ob2ob2o104bo4bobo15b2o4b2obob2o2bo$ 114b5obo16bo5b2ob2ob4o$2o31b2o71b2o10bo19bo$bo16b2o12bo2bo7b2o46b2o13b 2o...
by Sphenocorona
February 2nd, 2021, 1:33 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Results of catalyst tests
Replies: 151
Views: 74596

Re: Results of catalyst tests

The loaf spin catalyst has learned a new trick: x = 24, y = 93, rule = LifeHistory 7.3A8.B$6.A3.A2.2CB.B2C$6.A3.A.C2BC2B2C$6.A3.A.BCBC3B$7.3A2.2BC4B$18. B$12.C4.2C.C$11.C.C3.2CB3C$12.C5.B4.C$17.2C.3C$18.C.C$18.C.C$19.C3$7. F.F.F.F5$9.A8.B$10.A2.2CB.B2C$10.A.C2BC2B2C$10.A.BCBC3B$9.A2.2BC4B$ 18.B$12.C...
by Sphenocorona
February 1st, 2021, 8:49 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread for your chaos-edgeshooting reactions that can probably yield new conduits
Replies: 84
Views: 8974

Re: Thread for your chaos-edgeshooting reactions that can probably yield new conduits

I haven't heard of RR204P before. Could you please show it to me? It's just the 'stable' version of RF28Bd + BR176P which uses the former's glider output to (eventually) kill the problem blinker, as shown here . It's something that would be in yellow if it were included in the ECC since it's not re...
by Sphenocorona
February 1st, 2021, 7:29 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread for your chaos-edgeshooting reactions that can probably yield new conduits
Replies: 84
Views: 8974

Re: Thread for your chaos-edgeshooting reactions that can probably yield new conduits

Fourth edit: Indeed, an outright conduit is possible. Here is a clean P→E: Oh man, that's really nice! Unfortunately that block is just barely too close to be fed by HL75P or HF95P, so without miracle this seems like it can only connect to the periodic BR176P (or RR204P which is currently a behemot...
by Sphenocorona
January 29th, 2021, 3:04 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread for your reactions that might be useful for conduits
Replies: 10
Views: 1460

Re: Thread for your reactions that might be useful for conduits

Here's a G output with some potential to get an additional signal out, except that there's an annoying HF (or Pi without the B's block) spit back towards where the B originates: x = 26, y = 28, rule = B3/S23 8b2ob2o$9bobo$4b2obo5bob2o$3bobob2o3b2obobo$2bo6bobo6bo$3b6o3b6o$3o15b 3o$o3b3o7b3o3bo$b3o2b...
by Sphenocorona
January 29th, 2021, 2:54 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: The Hunting of the New Herschel Conduits
Replies: 1239
Views: 898210

Re: The Hunting of the New Herschel Conduits

Here's a new elementary Fx187, made by adding Scorbie's G->blinker to HF157R: x = 31, y = 60, rule = LifeHistory 13.2A$13.A$15.A$11.5A$11.A$13.B4A$12.B.A2.A$11.6B$10.B2A3B$8.2BA2BAB$ 7.3BABA3B$6.2A.2BA4B$6.2AB.5B$7.B2.5B.B$10.11B.B$10.7BD10B$8.9B2D10BD $8.2A4.2B2D9B3DB$9.A4.13BDBD$6.3A5.13BD$6.A7.9B...
by Sphenocorona
January 17th, 2021, 12:42 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: The Hunting of the New Herschel Conduits
Replies: 1239
Views: 898210

Re: The Hunting of the New Herschel Conduits

That Herschel looks awfully close to that ship. Do you suppose that it's possible to get that Herschel in? Yes, the standard BFx59H (and many other conduits that produce Herschels through a B sequence) will fit, though it's a really tight fit - 1 cell closer and it wouldn't work: x = 79, y = 60, ru...
by Sphenocorona
January 5th, 2021, 4:52 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits
Replies: 521
Views: 292188

Re: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits

Another near-miss conduit, an HF96P (not to be confused with HF95P) with cleanup problems: x = 65, y = 56, rule = LifeHistory 56.3D$56.BDB$55.3D2B$55.5B$46.2A6.6B$45.A.A6.6B$37.A7.BA8.5B$36.A.A7. 2B2.2B3.6B$36.A.A6.15B$35.2A.2A4.17B$35.A2.B4.18B$36.AB2AB2.13B2A3B$ 34.A.A.2AB.14BABA2B$34.2A4.17B2A2B$...