c/5 diagonal rake
|c/5 diagonal rake|
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|Pattern type|| Rake|
|Discovered by||Matthias Merzenich|
|Year of discovery||2010|
The c/5 diagonal rake is a variable-period rake that fires gliders as it moves diagonally at a speed of c/5. It was constructed by Matthias Merzenich on 7th September 2010 and subsequently entered into the Pattern of the Year competition. It is composed of copies of 58P5H1V1 which catalyse the duplication of a circulating glider. The original version had a period of 1585.
The period-450 version in the infobox was created by adjusting the period of the glider loop and inserting multiple circulating gliders to obtain a proper divisor thereof. By using a kickback reaction, this version is appropriate for inserting gliders into salvos, and was used in Paul Rendell's fully universal Turing machine to construct the stacks.