Hectic
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Hectic  
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Pattern type  Oscillator  

Oscillator type  Relay  
Number of cells  74  
Bounding box  39×39  
Period  30  
Mod  15  
Heat  74.7  
Volatility  0.98  
Strict volatility  0.98  
Discovered by  Robert Wainwright  
Year of discovery  1984  
 
 
 

Hectic is a period30 oscillator found by Robert Wainwright in September 1984.^{[1]} It consists of two gliders shuttled in a loop between four queen bees. Similar but larger loops can be constructed.
While the reaction used in the oscillator is a compact way to reflect a p30 glider stream, it is not very convenient since the queen bee also relies on the glider for survival, and therefore gaps in the glider stream will destroy the shuttle. The stable buckaroo is more versatile. Another reliable one is stabilising this with another queen bee shuttle headon^{[which?]} to destroy the beehive just before the reflecting queen bee arrives.
See also
References
 ↑ Dean Hickerson's oscillator stamp collection. Retrieved on March 14, 2020.
External links
 Hectic at the Life Lexicon
Categories:
 Patterns
 Oscillators with 74 cells
 Patterns with 74 cells
 Patterns found by Robert Wainwright
 Patterns found in 1984
 Patterns that can be constructed with 26 gliders
 Oscillators
 Periodic objects with minimum population 74
 Relays
 Oscillators with period 30
 Oscillators with mod 15
 Oscillators with heat 74
 Oscillators with volatility 0.98
 Oscillators with strict volatility 0.98
 Patterns with 180degree rotation symmetry
 Nonflipping oscillators that turn 90 degrees