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Pattern type Conduit
Conduit type Elementary
Input Herschel
Number of cells 12
Output orientation Turned back
Output offset (-6, -10)
Step 60 ticks
Recovery time
(ignoring FNG if any)
43 ticks
Minimum overclock period
(ignoring FNG if any)
35 ticks
Spartan? Yes
Dependent? No
Discovered by Michael Simkin
Year of discovery 2015

B60 is a Herschel conduit discovered by Michael Simkin in 2015 using his search program, CatForce.[1] It is one of three known Blockic elementary conduits. After 60 ticks, it produces a Herschel rotated 180 degrees at (-6,-10) relative to the input. It can most easily be connected to another B60 conduit, producing a closed loop, the Simkin glider gun or Simkin's p60.

If the first natural glider is not removed, the FNG will obstruct the next Herschel, increasing the repeat time to 43. Assuming effective removal of the FNG, B60 can be overclocked to p35.

Besides connecting to another copy of itself, the B60 conduit has very limited use. On June 26, 2020, Goldtiger997 constructed a stable 46P4H1V0-to-glider converter that makes use of B60.[2]

See also


  1. Michael Simkin (April 28, 2015). Re: The Hunting of the New Herschel Conduits (discussion thread) at the ConwayLife.com forums
  2. Goldtiger997 (June 26, 2020). Re: Spaceship Eaters (discussion thread) at the ConwayLife.com forums

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