The Smiley can be created by a glider synthesis (I think; I don't know if the still lifes in the middle can be created like that with gliders). http://pentadecathlon.com/lifeNews/2008/01/oscillator_construction.html Lewis Patterson 15:52, 2 May 2009 (UTC)
- Thanks, I've fixed that now. That set of still lifes looks to be constructible with 14 gliders, which puts the total synthesis at 28 gliders. Nathaniel 16:37, 2 May 2009 (UTC)
Smacking an LWSS into a smiley
8G synthesis found:
#N smiley_synth #O Matthias Merzenich #C Glider synthesis of smiley #C http://conwaylife.com/wiki/smiley x = 28, y = 46, rule = B3/S23 2bo$obo$b2o6$22bobo$16bo5b2o$14bobo6bo$15b2o9$20bo$21bo$19b3o4$26bo$ 25b2o$15b3o7bobo$17bo$16bo10$26bo$25b2o$25bobo$10bo$10b2o$9bobo!