How to Pick a Lock

You never know when won't have a key and you need to get into a box or door that has a lock on it.* Even as things move toward card swipes (big brother watching your every coming and going), good old locks and keys will be around for a while. Lock picking is a serious skill that takes a long time to get really good at, but you can develop beginner level competence pretty quickly. Plus, it's cool to understand how locks work. In this workshop we will learn how to use lock pick tools to open the most basic kind of pin tumbler lock.

* But seriously, we do this for scientific reasons only and we will ask you to pledge never to use your knowledge of lock picking to open a lock that does not belong to you. They call that crime.