Whilst starting out on a new FTB Ultimate world, and grinding my first few ores with AE's Quartz Grinder, I had this idea.
AE adds a manual grinder, and forestry adds a clockwork engine for MJ (which needs manual intervention to wind). Is there any chance of having a dynamo/manual generator in IC2?
I'll have a think about a suitable recipe, but I thought a 2 EU/t (like the manned watermill), or possibly 3-4 EU/t to balance the fact that this will only produce power while its being right-clicked (you can only really be using one at a time, unlike Watermills where you could set up several and just put buckets/water cells in all of them for a brief burst of power).
Obviously, just like the clockwork engine and Quartz Grinder, turtles and such wouldn't be able to use them.