Apple AirTags are very small and are designed to find lost items such as keys or a backpack. And something that we can also lose very often is the wallet, so it would also be an ideal object to place an AirTag. However, its size, around 8mm, is not ideal for some wallets.
But that shouldn’t be a problem, at least that’s what Andrew Ngai thought he had disassembled an AirTag and rebuilt
Rebuild an AirTag
The process isn’t exactly easy, we’ve seen them taken apart before, but Andrew managed to do it all himself with a few tools and lots and lots of patience. Removing the back of the AirTag is quite simple, but all components are glued to the plastic housing except for the removable battery.
To get them off the ground, Andrew had to heat the AirTag to 65 ° C and take the AirTag motherboard out of the plastic case. But that was only the first challenge, to make the AirTag thinner it had to move CR2032 battery
Using additional cable connections, Andrew successfully connected the battery to the AirTag card to place them next to each other, rather than on top of each other.
The last step was to create and print a 3D map that would fit the disassembled AirTag components. The end result is a 3.8mm card containing a fully functional AirTag
Viewing the process may seem straightforward, however This is not something we recommend you do if you want your AirTag to occupy less.. It’s almost easier to buy a slightly thicker wallet where you can carry your AirTag.