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Pattern type Oscillator
Oscillator type Billiard table
Number of cells 32
Bounding box 11×13
Period 8
Mod 8
Heat 2.8
Volatility 0.20
Strict volatility 0.18
Discovered by Robert Wainwright
Don Woods
Year of discovery 1971

Cauldron (or crucible[1]) is a period-8 billiard table oscillator that was found in 1971 independently by Don Woods and Robert Wainwright.[2] A 24-glider synthesis is known for a variation of this oscillator with a slightly larger stator.

See also


  1. "Cauldron". The Life Lexicon. Stephen Silver. Retrieved on December 3, 2018.
  2. Dean Hickerson's oscillator stamp collection. Retrieved on March 14, 2020.

External links

  • 32P8.1 at Heinrich Koenig's Game of Life Object Catalogs