Thursday->Monday was picked because I'll be in the area those days. I have somewhere between 25 and 40 hours of prints to do, and I'd really like to get them done by next weekend.
The automated build platform isn't going to work for this as it is right now, due to the plastic type.
I'm building a newer extruder, among other things, that could drastically improve our Makerbot.
If I can't borrow the bot, I'll buy the parts I need, but I won't be spending extra money to buy/make a stepper motor extruder head for our community Makerbot then. Outside of Wednesdays, I don't see much use on the Makerbot, and either does Jude--or anyone else whose in the space that I've asked. Not saying no one uses it, but it isn't a heavy-use tool. If this is going to be a problem, as I said, I'll order the parts. However, I have to order the parts by Monday to get them by next weekend.
If anyone still has objections to me taking the Makerbot over the weekend, post here or send me a private message or something. Otherwise, I'll borrow the bot tonight, and bring it back when I'm done with my prints--or Monday, whichever comes soonest.
I'll leave a note/sign with contact information so if someone has an emergency 3d printing need, they can give me a call. I'll have someone check for damage before and after I take it, and I'm using my own plastic, so I'm not even using shop consumables.