Shield bug

The shield bug is the first and largest 31c/240 orthogonal spaceship, completed by Dave Greene on September 4, 2014.[1] Components for the spaceship were found by Dave and many other contributors, including Kiho Park, Chris Cain, Ivan Fomichev and Adam P. Goucher.

Shield bug
Pattern type Spaceship
Number of cells 3600626
Bounding box 934852×290482
Direction Orthogonal
Period 240
Mod 240
Speed 31c/240
Speed (unsimplified) 31c/240
Heat 2825501.4
Discovered by Dave Greene
Year of discovery 2014

The name is a reference to the large kite-shaped area near the front; the entire spaceship was originally intended to have roughly the same shape.

See also


  1. Dave Greene (September 4, 2014). Re: 31c/240 caterpillar working notes (discussion thread) at the forums
This article is issued from Conwaylife. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.