Unlock a New Hobby with College of Lockpicking!


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

College of Lockpicking entails taking machines apart for a physical security lesson, which includes segments on history and ethics. There are specialized tools (lockpicks), and we're teaching how to use them in a hands-on technically-involved workshop.

Join us on Monday, October 1st, or Wednesday, October 3rd, from 7-9pm 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 4000 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. 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 made entirely in the USA, hand-picked by College of Lockpicking faculty to maximize utility for beginners and locksport enthusiasts alike!

If you already have some picks you're itching to practice with, you can bring them along and your workshop cost is only $60! (Bring Your Own Picks seats available on EventBrite)

BONUS: xCubicle friends get $15 off a workshop seat! Use the code: XCUBICLE

Monday, October 1st from 7-9pm:
SkillShare: http://skl.sh/U3CY9T

Wednesday, October 3rd from 7-9pm:
SkillShare: http://skl.sh/U3HmWA

See ya there!

- Eric.

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