Out of randomness and the combination of "OMG FINALLY FRAMES OUT" and "OMG NOT ENOUGH TIME DO IT MYSELF!", I've decided to put up a contest/challenge, combining the new awesomeness of Redpower's Frames with the Machines of Industrialcraft.
Both contests will run as long as necessary for someone to complete it. Entrys can be made (as often as you wish) via PM. The first valid entry wins.
The prizes for both contests are non-material secret goods of incredible value. You will appreciate them, i'm sure.
The prizes are both only awardable to a single person, you cannot claim the prize as a group of people (now, you can, but only one guy will get the actual prize, though your whole group may be named as the winners).
You may participate in both contests, but you can exclusively win the prize in a single one. You really don't need two of the secret prizes anyways, trust me.
Given it's not a material/cash price, people of any age/country/etc can join in, sole restriction is a legit version of Minecraft.
Content-wise, both contents evolve around constructing awesomeness by using IC, RP and BC or TubeStuff (since you need something for autocrafting). Usage of these mods is permitted and actually necessary. You may have additional mods installed for whatever reason or content, but those MUSN'T be used to achieve the contests goal. Though you may very well use some decorative blocks of extern mods (deco > they have no actual influence).
Usage of Creative Mode / TMI / NEI is fully permitted and, in honesty, strongly advised.
An entry (via PM!) must consist of either the map or the access details if the map is on a server. Additionally, it MUST contain screenshots showing up the progress of the working piece. The more, the better. As well, you must document/explain the more complex mechanics of your design, essentially creating a tutorial which other people could use to re-build your creation on their own.
Now, since we got the formalitys down, let's move on to the contest's themes:
Task: Design a mobile factory capable of creating an infinitely long Solar-Array (infinitely as in ridicolously long, I'm aware even Iron+EV has it's limits) out of nothing, but energy, using Mass Fabricators.
-The factory/vessel must be capable of moving into at least one horizontal direction on it's own, using Frame Motors. It doesn't need to have a reverse, nor flying capability.
-The factory must be able to flatten terain in front of it, to an realistic extend. F.e. running it through a steppe or a shallow forest must be possible, mountains or rainforests can be ignored.
-The only ressources the factory is permitted to consume after it's completion, are those it harvests (while flattening land) and energy-ressources (coal, uranium, lava cells). It's not permitted to supply "free scrap", though you are permitted to recycle the harvested materials into scrap via on-board recyclers.
-The factory must be fully operational by simply flicking a switch, performing it's whole duty without any sort of manually necessary control.
-The Solar Panels must be placed in a way to permit the factory to draw energy of them. Effectively the factory builds a large Solar array behind itself, using the already build array to accelerate building operations.
Galactic Mining Vessel MarkXXXXII
Task: Design a spaceship made of frames, which is capable of omnidirectional flight. It needs to be capable of mining ressources via IC miners, as well as processing these FULLY AUTOMATED in a reasonable way (Ore > Macerator > Dust > Furnace > Ingot > Storage).
-The main power source of the spaceship MUST be (at least) one Nuclear Reactor. <<< As long as Nuclear Reactors crash upon being moved with frames, this limitation does not apply. Though you may attach additional "auxilary/emergency" energy sources.
-Flight mechanics need to be semi-automatic. A pilot/player merely needs to flip a switch for each directional movement, the vessel will keep moving into that direction until the switch is flipped off again.
-(De)Activation of miners does NOT need to be automatized.
-The spaceship must be capable of landing/starting in a realistic fashion (f.e. by landing on leg-like appendages). Bonus points if you are able to expand/retract the landing pads via frames.
-The refinery complex needs to be capable of fully processing any sort of Ore, as well as storing or recycling any sort of material thrown into the system. As all refinery designs, it must contain a manual input (usually a chest) for players to dump any stuff in.
-It's not necessaryly a requirement for the spaceships refinery/storage system to be fully operational mid-flight.
-The spaceship does not need to be able of altering it's environment in any ways but the miners. You don't need it to be able to eat through mountains, nor does it need to be capable of terraforming something into a flat landing area.
-The Mining component of the ship must consist of IC Miners.
In case of any questions, ask them in this thread.