Speed booster

From LifeWiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search

A speed booster is any mechanism which allows a signal (indicated by the presence or absence of a spaceship) to move faster than the spaceship could travel through empty space. The original speed booster is based on p30 technology, and is shown below.

x = 64, y = 23, rule = B3/S23 bo37bo$2bo37bo$3o35b3o2$46bobo$44bo3bo$36bo7bo$35b4o4bo4bo8b2o$34b2obo bo4bo12b2o$23b2o8b3obo2bo3bo3bo$23b2o9b2obobo6bobo$35b4o$36bo$45b3o$ 45bobo3b2o$44b2o5bo2bo$37bobo5bo9bo6b2o$35bo3bo2b2o11bo6b2o$28b2o5bo 10bo8bo$28b2o4bo4bo7b2o2bo2bo$35bo7bobo2bo2b2o$35bo3bo5b3o$37bobo! #C [[ THUMBSIZE 2 THEME 6 GRID GRIDMAJOR 0 SUPPRESS THUMBLAUNCH ]] #C [[ THUMBNAIL THUMBSIZE 2 HEIGHT 320 THEME 6 GPS 20 LOOP 120 ZOOM 5 AUTOSTART PAUSE 2 ]]
(click above to open LifeViewer)
RLE: here Plaintext: here

Here the top glider is boosted by passing through two inline inverters, emerging 5 cells further along than the unboosted glider at the left.

The fastest speed boosters are the telegraph and p1 telegraph, which can transfer a orthogonal signal at the speed of light, although their bit rate is rather slow.

Diagonal speed boosters have also been built using 2c/3 wires or other stable components. See stable pseudo-Heisenburp.

The star gate seems like it can transfer a signal faster than the speed of light. The illusion is explained in Fast Forward Force Field.

External links