- A seven bit inductor.
The cells of an oscillator which are stable but are within the
zone of influence of a rotor.
- A six-cell rotor component.Named because both rotor phases combined are the same shape as the polyominal phase
of a toad. Croakers can be combined withother rotor coponents in
several different ways.
- A three-cell rotor component. Is the rotor portion of the light bulb.
- A six-cell rotor component. Two flutters make up the wing portion of the butterfly.
Flutters can be attached together components in several different ways.
The cells of an oscillator which lie outside of the
rotor's zone of influence. These
cells are considered irrelevant in determining a rotor's form or function, but can be relevant if they are part of a required
- A nine cell inductor which is also the third generation of the pi
- A collection of cells that will all survive to the next generation, containing no death cells, but does include a birth cell. Inductors
can be combined to create stable or oscillating
objects, or attached to other stable or oscillating objecs.
This is the smallest object which contains the filament rotor and casing combination.
The six cell snake-like inductor can be replaced by numerous other
An object which is not stable, but periodically returns to the same pattern in the same location.
A common seven bit patern which in 173 generations produces 5 Blinkers,
6 Blocks and 2 Ponds.
The most common 8 bit stable object.
The set of cells of an oscillator which are active in at least one generation, but not active in all generations.
This can also function as an inductor to suppress a single birth cell.
An object which will be unchanged in the next generation. It contains no birth or death cells.
Zone of Influence
The set of cells in which a cell can exert an influence in a given number of generations. The set for generation n consists of
all the cells to which at least n paths can be traced from the cell.