So I made my first mod
This mod will provide 48-slot chests that will 'connect' with their direct neighbours and balance ("equalize") the contents of these chests (think Communicating vessels). My personal use case for this will be with train unloaders, where the chests furthest from the middle of the wagon don't receive nearly as much materials as the center chest.
This mod only deals with itemcounts, so no effort is made to balance individual items. There's also a lower threshold of 10 items below which no items will be transfer (this to avoid ping-ponging stuff back and forth).
I haven't tested it extensively yet, but some basic testing showed no obvious problems. I think it should be MP-safe.
As of 0.11.2, the scripting now also works when the chest was placed by a robot.
Of course, I welcome any tips and suggestions for improvement
You're welcome to include this mod in any modpacks, provided you include a link to this forum post whenever you publish the pack.
Updated for 0.12.0
The update for 0.12.0 has only been tested briefly, no extensive playthroughs have been done with it yet (but all the basic functionality appears to work: placing, balacing, removing, destroying). I have not tested this at all in MP and no provisions have been made yet for different forces.