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College of Lockpicking Workshop
Sunday, 5/27/2012
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
TechShop Mid-Peninsula

You can pick your friends. You can pick your beer. But can you pick . . . a lock? 

Join us on Sunday, May 27th, from 3:00 - 5:00 PM as we embark on an ancient mechanical adventure to explore the inner workings of a modern lock, first developed by the Mesopotamians and Egyptians over 4,000 years ago. Led by lockpickers Eric Michaud and Jamie Schwettmann, this workshop will cover – soup to nuts – everything you need to know about how common locks work . . . and how to pick them open. Whether you're a complete novice curious to find out what "pin-tumbler" really means, a homeowner protecting your family's treasures, or a veteran lockpicker with questions about advanced locks and techniques, this event is for you! 

With two solid hours of history, mechanical diagrams ("lock pr0n") and hands-on lockpicking instruction, first we'll open your minds, and then we'll open some locks! To properly learn this ancient art, you'll need the proper tools. Registering for a ticket with a lockpick set guarantees you a seat at the workshop and reserves – all for you – a brand-new 10-piece custom lockpick set by Southern Specialties, hand-picked by Eric and Jamie to maximize utility for beginners and locksport enthusiasts alike, and offered for only $30. If you already have some picks you're itching to practice with, you can bring them along, and your workshop cost is only $50! 

Space is limited, so make sure to register today! 

BONUS: TechShop members get $20 off a ticket! Call TechShop Menlo Park to get a special discount code to use when you reserve your tickets.