c/2 and 2c/4 "greyships"
Hartmut Holzwart and Jason Summers have been investigating possible shapes for 2c/4 "greyships" that include an extensible striped region of half-ON, half-OFF cells. Triangles, diamonds, and other shapes are possible.
This technology can be extended to produce more complex shapes with a variety of slopes. Some components also exist for a ship traveling perpendicular to the "grain" of the stripes, instead of parallel, but currently not enough to produce a complete ship. See this blog for details.
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