Apple’ s new AirTag resolution trackers are pretty small , and but not quite small adequately to slip into most billfolds without adding an obvious amount of bulk.
Fortunately, as one talented AirTag owner has found, that’s free you can’t fix with a burning gun, a bit of soldering, not to mention an understanding that you could totally flare up your shiny new AirTag in the blink of an eye. Oh, and a 3 D printer.
The instant Andrew Ngai noticed that much of AirTag’s thickness began at its PCB and its battery juice being stacked atop one, he set out to instead place them side-by-side. With the help of some iFixit can be acquired (which, anyway, provide an awesome peek relating to the AirTag if you’re curious the thing that is in there but aren’t thinking about dissect one yourself), John tore the AirTag take a trip its key components. Quickly after making sure everything still trying in its freshly disassembled indicate, he 3D printed complete case, soldered in metal wires to connect the board with the battery at a distance, and put all the pieces back together. Success! And he did it all within just days of AirTag being released.
While this sort of process requires a pretty broad range skills to pull off, Andrew has kindly handled one steps for anyone looking to work with it on: he’s uploaded each of our STL file for the 3D-printed card holder as a free download across Thingiverse . (Or you could, of course , just buy a Tile Slim. Just that doesn’t involve soldering irons and 3D printing, absolutely where’s the fun in that? )
[via 9to5mac ]