Locks & Lockpicking (Locksport) Workshop

Event Details

September 19, 2019
2:30 pm-3:45 pm

Agricultural Engineering Building

Room: 120

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Shira Epstein

Come learn the fundamentals of security through lockpicking. In the world of physical (as well as digital) security, security is balanced against convenience. We’ll see how lock manufacturers have accomplished this get a glimpse of the ongoing arms race between attackers and defenders. In this workshop we’ll look at the history of physical locks and what’s being used today to secure your home, your bike, and the contents of your safety deposit box. We’ll talk about the legal & ethical issues surrounding locksport (recreational lock picking), and you’ll get your hands dirty using real tools to pick real locks.

No prior experience necessary. Be sure to arrive on time for an instructional lecture followed by a workshop of actual picking.

First-come first-served. Workshop taught by Scott Alfeld, assistant profess of computer science at Amherst College  

If you want to learn more about the All-Campus Makerspace visit: https://sites.google.com/umass.edu/all-campus-makerspace/