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#C AK94 gun #C Mike Playle, 9 May 2013 #C http://conwaylife.com/wiki/AK-94 x = 38, y = 25, rule = B3/S23 15bo7b2o$15b3o5b2o$18bo$17b2o16b2o$30b2o2bo2bo$30bobo2b2o$19bo13b2o$5b o12bob2o12bo$5b3o10bo2bo12bob2o$8bo10b3o4bo4b2obo2bo$7b2o15bo2bo3b2ob 2o$25b2o3$2b2ob2o22b2o$o2bob2o22bo$2obo26b3o$3bo28bo$3b2o$b2o2bobo$o2b o2b2o$b2o16b2o$19bo10bo$13b2o5b3o8bo$13b2o7bo6b3o! #C [[ THUMBSIZE 2 THEME 6 GRID GRIDMAJOR 0 SUPPRESS THUMBLAUNCH ]] #C [[ AUTOSTART ]] #C [[ THUMBSIZE 2 ZOOM 11 GPS 12 ]]
Pattern type Gun
Number of cells 103
Bounding box 38×25
Period 94
Barrels 2
Discovered by Mike Playle
Year of discovery 2013

AK-94 is a 2-barrelled period 94 glider gun that was found by Mike Playle on May 9, 2013.[1] It is powered by the AK-47 reaction, and additional catalysts are used to eat the byproduct traffic lights.

In July 2014 Martin Grant found a 60-glider synthesis for the one-barreled gun, which can be trivially turned into a two-barreled gun by removing two gliders.[2] On May 20, 2019, Jeremy Tan reduced this to 52 gliders for the one-barreled gun and 50 for the two-barreled version.[3]

A capped version of AK-94 is the smallest known period-94 oscillator with a population of 110 cells.

See also


  1. Mike Playle (May 9, 2013). Re: What do you want out of (conway's) life this year? (discussion thread) at the ConwayLife.com forums
  2. Martin Grant (July 11, 2014). Re: Scratch Your Heads: Glider Synthesis of Bellman One (discussion thread) at the ConwayLife.com forums
  3. Jeremy Tan (May 20, 2019). Re: Synthesising Oscillators (discussion thread) at the ConwayLife.com forums

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