Greetings fellow earthlings!
Lately I have been working on a mod that brings much more usability and 'awesomeness' (Yes, even more awesome) to the Mining Laser. It started out as more of a way for me to learn more about the IC2 API for my tutorial videos, but now I have been spending more and more time perfecting it with hopes to distribute it Soon^TM.
The reason I am here today is I need your input. So far I have a few code-customizable lasers, dubed Lazerz, and I need a way to customize it in-game. I was thinking a "stand" type thing in game where you place an advanced circuit and add upgrades like redstone for more power or flowstone for more range to create a new item called a "lazer circuit". You then use this laser circuit in your recipe and boom, you have your customized laser. I like to stay away from GUIs unless 100% needed. I feel they take away from the game play by moving player's attention from your block/item to a new, complex and confusing display.
Any ideas? Go wild with them! What do you think or what do you want?