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College of Lockpicking Workshop
Saturday, 9/15/2012
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
TechShop Mid-Peninsula

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

Join us on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, from 5-7PM 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 lockpicker Eric Michaud, 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 will need the proper tools. By registering for a ticket with a lockpick set, this guarantees you a seat at the workshop and reserves for you a brand-new 10-piece custom lockpick made entirely in the USA, hand-picked by College of Lockpicking faculty 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!

BONUS: TechShop members get a $20 ticket discount! (Call or visit TechShop to get the discount code.)

Space is limited, so make sure to register today!