I recently got one of those 8×8 LED matrices and I was playing with some Game of Life patterns when I found this pretty repeating pattern. I found it by starting with some random patterns. If you look closely you can see the pattern becoming a mirrored version of itself halfway through. Apparently the pattern doesn’t repeat like this on an infinite grid but on this wrapping 8×8 grid it does 😉
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