This is my first tutorial. Enjoy it!
In this tutorial I'm going to teach you about making factories. Since the small factory that only macerates and smelts stuff to the big one with its own self-refilling reactor,uu crafting sections, it's own mining zone, etc.
For this tutorial the mods I'm going to use are IC2 (of course!), Red Power 2 and Gregtech,since they are the ones that do better this work.
First for your factory you must find a proper space. Depending of the size you want you must find one or other type of space. The space I recomend when you start building is a swamp, near a dessert. When you start its better you keep a bit away from the water, because you need space. Look for or make a flat area of 20x20 or 30x30 when you start.
The next thing is the materials. I recomend to use some easy to make materials, like stone, stone bricks or construction foam (it's easyer if you use CF Sprayer and scaffolds). You will need some iron, copper, tin, rubber and redstone to make the wires and machines.
1. Power source
If you want to use machines you will need a way to generate EU. When you start a generator running on charcoal does the work really good, but when you can I recomend you to get some watermills as they are so easy to make and generate some energy at a good rate. When you crafted the generating stuff switch to the next step.