Taking apart a speed lock

Taking apart a speed lock at today’s <a href="http://maker-works why not try this out.com/”>Maker Works open house. These things are probably one of my favorite locks.

Join us next month for the Ann Arbor Mini Maker Faire.

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Maker Faire Detroit 2014

Another fun Maker Faire.

Thanks to all that came out, stopped by, and hopefully you had as much fun as we did. Enjoy Chris, our fearless leader, in one of our many presentations that day to introduce new people to our fun hobby.


Looking forward to seeing people at the next meeting in about 2 weeks.


I’ve seen this image making the rounds online. A great illustration of how lock picking works, I thought. I’ll probably make use of it at the next A2 Mini Maker Faire.

Here’s the source video.

A2 Maker Faire

The mini maker faire is over, and it was fun. Thanks to everybody who stopped by our table. It’s always fun seeing someone get their first lock open. I hope you all had a good time. Hopefully we see some new faces at our next meeting. If you’re hear because you picked up one of our cards: meeting info is in the calendar, email us if you have questions, and feel free to join our Google group. And now, here’s Chris showing a few people how it works.

Ann Arbor Mini Maker Faire

A2 Locksport will be participating in A2 Mini Maker Faire on May 10. We’ll be there all day, teaching people to pick locks. Come by and check us out. The fair is in the Morris Lawrence building at Washtenaw Community College, from 10am-5pm.

Visit their website for more details.


Oh, hey, look: TOOOL was on QI. Series K, episode 8 was about keys. Host Stephen Fry asked the players, what is the best way to keep members of The Open Organization Of Lockpickers out of your door. The proper answer? Lock it.


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