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College of Lockpicking Workshop
Wednesday, 12/5/2012
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 Wednesday, December 5th, from 7-9 PM at TechShop San Jose 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 2 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 lockpick set along with your workshop ticket, this reserves – all for you – a brand-new College of Lockpicking 10-piece custom lockpick set 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. And, of course, you get to take it home for practice after the event.

If you already have some picks you're itching to practice with, you can bring them along and your workshop cost is only $40.

Sign up here!

BONUS: TechShop members get $20 off a workshop ticket. (Contact TechShop to find out how!)

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