Lightweight emulator

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Lightweight emulator
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Pattern type Oscillator
Family Emulator
Number of cells 30
Bounding box 14×6
Period 4
Mod 4
Heat 12
Volatility 0.45
Strict volatility 0.36
Discovered by Robert Wainwright
Year of discovery 1980

Lightweight emulator is a period-4 oscillator found by Robert Wainwright in June 1980[1] that produces sparks similar to those produced by the lightweight spaceship. It is the smallest and least useful of the three standard emulators.

This oscillator first appeared semi-naturally in September 2016.[2] A 13-glider synthesis is known for a stator variant featuring loaves in place of eater heads.

See also


  1. Dean Hickerson's oscillator stamp collection. Retrieved on March 14, 2020.
  2. Aidan F. Pierce (September 9, 2016). Re: Soup search results (discussion thread) at the forums

External links

  • 30P4.5 at Heinrich Koenig's Game of Life Object Catalogs