old-lock.jpgAs if you weren’t already excited enough about the new James Bond movie, TechShop SF’s got the key to further your spy training.

Security expert Eric Michaud is bringing his College of Lockpicking to the Bay Area this week to teach you how to open doors and break locks with finesse.

On Saturday, November 24, Michaud will be hosting his two hour class, which includes an even amount of instructor- and participant-led activities so you can gets hands-on with lockpicking.

Those who attend will not only learn how to pick pin-tumbler locks but their history and development as the western world’s most widely used means of security. You’ll even learn about other techniques, such as Medeco picking. Handy knowledge for a would-be spy looking to travel.

Classes run between $30 and $50, with a $30 reservation including a custom 10-piece Lockpick Set for you to use and keep. If you’ve already got your own set, don’t forget to bring it because that’ll get you a $40 admission and you won’t run the risk of being unable to participate if previously reserved sets run out.

A $50 reservation gets you three locks to practice on as you hone your lockpicking skills. These sets are very limited though, so act fast.

Can’t make it to the SF class? There are three more classes in Oakland and Menlo Park that you can attend. Visit the College of Lockpicking Eventbrite page for more details. For more information on the College of Lockpicking, visit their website.

What: College of Lockpicking
When: Saturday, November 24 from 4pm-6pm
Where: TechShop SF, at 926 Howard St. though there are other classes in Oakland and Menlo Park. Check the College of Lockpicking Eventbrite page for more information.
Cost: $30-$50

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