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College of Lockpicking Workshop
Tuesday, 5/15/2012
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
TechShop San Jose

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

Join us on May 15th from 7:00 - 9:00 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. 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! 

BONUS: TechShop members get $20 off a ticket! Contact TechShop San Jose to get the discount code. 

P.S. Visit the College of Lockpicking School Store at to pick up custom lockpicking accessories and limited edition goodies as they become available! Don't forget to Like our Facebook page ( ) and follow @lockpickcollege on Twitter, to get updates about this and future lockpicking events across the country and around the world!  

Space is limited, so make sure to register today!