Community Build Initiative: Mobile Factory/Refinery

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    Personally, I procrastinated big-time on this build, and will probably fail to finish it... thanks to too much of an obsession with detail:
    The curse of many builds. looking great though.

    Personally I'm already done and have been for a while. I'll be uploading my entry this Friday.
     
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    Maybe other builders would agree that even a modest postponement of the due-date (like one week) would help significantly?
    Given a change in my current situation, this makes sense for me as well.

    Therefore, as of today, the deadline is being extended by a week; the new deadline will be on the 4th of September at 23:59/11:59pm UTC+1.

    The OP has also been updated with the new deadline.
     
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    Given a change in my current situation, this makes sense for me as well.

    Therefore, as of today, the deadline is being extended by a week; the new deadline will be on the 4th of September at 23:59/11:59pm UTC+1.

    The OP has also been updated with the new deadline.
    Thank you, thank you, thank you!
    As a sign of appreciation and gratitude, I promise not to leave a single snarky or impatient comment when you inexplicably fail to review all of these massive builds over the course of a single weekend!
     
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    For the completionists here is a list of the pop culture references found in the https://starmadedock.net/content/ws-dakota.8452/

    • James Bond – Number 007 – Main blue cargo container
    • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy – Number 42 – Main orange cargo container
    • Half Life – H.E.V. Suit storage – Forward EVA suit storage
    • Portal – Companion cube - Main blue cargo container
    • Star Wars – R2D2 - Main orange cargo container
    • Stray – Cat on screen – Robotics bay
    • HAL 9000 – I can’t do that Dave – Cabin 27
    • Buzz Lightyear – Infinity and beyond – Cabin 23
    • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy – Towels – Cabin 10
    • Subnautica - Planet 4546B – Cabin 07
    • Half Life – Freeman – Cabin 03
    • Portal – GLADOS – Cabin 14
    • Stray – Cat – Cabin 16
    • Love, death, and robots – Symbols – Cabin 19
    • Arcane – Sisters – Cabin 15
    • Star Trek – Risa – Cabin 11
    • Subnautica – Alien language – Cabin 09
    • Space Invaders – Game machine – Game room

    There are a number of original Easter eggs as well but I'll leave that up to the explorers to find.
     
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    I have finally finished* my 608 Minor Factory Ship! It's big, square, clunky, and probably doesn't work right, but that way you know I made it.

    starmade-screenshot-0332.png

    *I ran out of time and uploaded what I have
     
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    Not all ships shown in the opening panning shot. So disappointed!

    Seriously though, contratz to all the people that participated and the judges for taking the time to look through all the ships.
    Manny of them could have taken an entire vid of their own to properly explore. I had a lot of fun doing so myself.
     
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    Thank you for second place! Honored to be right next to that masterpiece that is WS Dakota.

    docpenguindoc's two entries remained unshowcased, he previously put together all submissions:

    A remark I'd like to add is about the connectivity of my ship's operations. I've put a lot of effort into making everything seem to flow around realistically. The details tell two storylines.

    One is about rocket fuel:
    1. mining ships dump asteroid ice into the collector atop the ore refinery
    2. where a drone melts it (animated)
    3. then liquid water flows into the ore refinery, from where it's pumped to the fuel plant
    4. within the fuel plant, a big pool contains the water while it's separated into gaseous O2 and H2
    5. the oxygen and hydrogen get compressed, cooled and liquefied
    6. then pumped outside, into appropriately labeled tanks (actually traceable pipelines!)

    The second story is about ship components:
    1. conveyor belts can be seen moving stuff from the mineral dumps into the ore refinery
    2. dedicated machines sort out each starmade ore and shard, plus sand (used for glass production)
    3. nine snaking pipes lead the ore refinery's granulate outputs to the metal foundry
    4. where a series of conveyor belt steps transform pure metals and carbon into workable alloys
    5. chunks of alloy are carried by trucks to the component factory
    6. where cutting/welding/handling robotic arms put materials together into functional parts

    Obviously, both sequences come to a dead end, because the ship's lower half isn't finished. The finial destination of both fuels and components should be the shipyard and hangar bays (freighters could ship out the excesses to be sold elsewhere). To be continued.
     
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