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College of Lockpicking Workshop
Saturday, 4/21/2012
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
TechShop San Jose
You can pick your friends.
You can pick your beer.
But can you pick . . . a lock?


Join us 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. By registering for a ticket with a lockpick set, this 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 San Jose to get a special discount code to use when you reserve your tickets.