My Turing Tumble arrived today and while I was going through the first challenges, I noticed that some setups seemed to run faster than others. After solving challenge 8 I decided to see if I could speed up the solution.
My first attempt resulted in a definitely faster version, but it was also more prone to glitches. But with a few tweaks I did away with the glitches and reduced the run time from 1:13 (the solution in the book) to 1:01.
By using a hack I was even able to reduce the time even further to 56 seconds, without any glitches turning up.
So does anyone want to join me in seeing how fast this machine can run?