San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Come Learn about locks, locksmithing and locksport, how locksmithing is more than just breaking into things(This class will only be about manipulating your own locks, and those you have permission to work with)
Quelab Locksmithing/Picking workshop will touch on the following topics:
- Laws and legality (Adric is not a lawyer, do not take this as legal counseling)
- History of locks
- Lock types
- What locksport/nonddestructive entry is
- Basics of whats inside locks & why lockpicking works
- Basics of lockspicking
- Basics of home locksmithing/rekeying/
- Installing/fixing tips
Bio: Adric started playing with locks, and keys at around age 7. At a fleemarket he was given a small allowance based on chores he had completed, was encouraged to find some toys, Instead of toys he bought was a shoebox full of old keys. Over the next few months and years he sorted and looked at the keys and gained a understanding for a few different types of locks. By age 12 he had picked his first locks, modified a key to fit a family car, and figured out a master key(pick) for a type of common padlocks. He continued his love of locks and locksmithing by making dozens of his own picks by hand using all sorts of household materials. And as an avid reader/poster on alt.locksmithing. Later on under the advice of a local locksmith, he took a mail order course on the fundamentals of locksmithing. While he has never been a practicing professional locksmith he has honed his skills at various HOPE/DEFCON events. And keeps honing his skills/knowledge of the arts of "nondestrictive entry" and "locksport", and occasionally taking that 3am call from a locked out friend.
When & Where
Quelab is Albuquerque's first hackerspace, a place where individuals and groups can get together and work on projects, learn new hobbies, help out with projects of others, and have fun making things. Think of it as a big workshop full of fun toys, interesting people, and good times!