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The Stinger II, Auto Bed Leveling Print Head for 3D Printers

A project in Orlando, FL by David L Ashenbrener

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Integrated Print Head system for upgrading 3D Printers. Hot End Holder, Fans, Fang Cooling Ducts, Auto Bed Leveling Sensor and Firmware
Backers: 35
Average Pledge Per Backer: $145

Funded: $5,058 of $5,000
Dates: Feb 21st -> Mar 26th (34 days)
Project By: David L Ashenbrener
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Latest News


March 26th - via:
Thank you to all my backers patrons and supporters. Today is the last opportunity to get a Stinger 2 at the KickStarter discount rate. So if you've been "on the fence" thinking about purchasing one, ponder this for a few seconds and imagine loading a... (Read More)


March 24th - via:
A huge thanks to all my backers and patrons. As the campaign heats up I wanted to mention another benefit the Stinger has to offer that no other ABL system can do... Because of the design whereas the chassis component comes up to meet the probe or... (Read More)

Supported Printers and Firmware

March 22nd - via:
Once again thanks to our patrons for supporting the Stinger 2. This has been a great campaign and has given us an opportunity to adapt the Stinger to many new printers! A question I receive most often is; "which printers does this fit"? A better way... (Read More)

Adventures in Smoothieware

March 20th - via:
Once again I would like to take the opportunity to thank all my backers as well as folks with suggestions and ideas. It's been only 8 months or so since 32 bit boards have been on my radar screen. I soaked up every morsel and scrap of information... (Read More)

Questioning warped buildpate logic...

March 18th - via:
As questions are asked that are not in the general FAQ I like to keep posting the pertinent ones directed to the Stinger 2 itself. This question came to me courtesy of my website, of which I get asked the question on a “non-glass” flexible build... (Read More)

Your Suggestions Make Us Better!

March 17th - via:
I wanted to take the time to not only thank our patrons but or all who made comments and suggestions. The team has been working very hard to adapt and retrofit the Stinger 2 to many more new machines. The latest being the extremely popular Ender... (Read More)

Printer Farming

March 15th - via:
Every summer when I was very young my father would pack up the kids (6) into the station wagon to visit distant relatives on their dairy farm in rural Wisconsin. To this day I truly believe his motivation was to show us how hard people worked for a... (Read More)

Social Media Questions Answered

March 10th - via:
Someone asked this question in social media however instead of it being lost the general pool of Q&A I thought this may be a good place to post it first. The questioner observed the Stinger touching down on the bed while doing it's "touch off"... (Read More)

Anchovies and 3D Printing

March 7th - via:
Before you say Ewwwww Anchovies, please read on to fully grasp the metaphor I'm about to grace you with...that is, unless you're a 12 year old, then you are excused from reading on. I've been on this earth for quite some time and over the years have... (Read More)

Need..the Father of Invention.

March 3rd - via:
It's been 60 years since I started my mechanical quest. In fact in my recollection it all started with bicycles. At a very early age this was an amazing set of inventions mechanical wonders and an amazingly simple feat of engineering. This popular... (Read More)

What's in a Name?

February 27th - via:
While contemplating what to name my Stinger Device, I first wanted an identity moniker telling what it was. My first thought was to name it; "All Inclusive Auto Bed Leveling Device That takes All Of The Hassle Out Of 3D Printing And Allows You To... (Read More)

Much More than Just ABL

February 25th - via:
I’m reaching out to all of you as Kickstarter is new to me and it’s proving to be a new learning experience! As you know it’s important to announce to and follow social media. My Stinger2 has been warmly greeted by the majority of folks... (Read More)

We're on our way!

February 24th - via:
The first few days have been very successful thanks to our backers. We are presently working on add on accessories, enabling the Stinger 2 to be an attachment platform for LDM printing with Silicone, poly-gels and ceramics. Getting this first... (Read More)

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