Learn to use the vinyl cutter in the ACE Family Makerspace. This tool allows you to make iron-on tee shirt designs, stickers and paper pop-up cards.
Cost is Free w/ ZERO materials fee. Please bring food and drinks to share.
RSVP via email KHawthorn@AustinGifted.org
We call it Locksport. There is a national organization for it, and Austin has one of the strongest local clubs, the Longhorn Lockpick club. There are five reasons we teach students at ACE lock picking skills:
1) Personal Agency - The belief you can move freely in the world and shape it.
2) Executive Function - Modulate the impulse to act by applying morals and principles.
3) A lock is a great fidget!
4) Precision - Lock picking works by probing for tiny imperfections in manufacture.
5) Hacker Mindset - Question restrictions. You can still accept rules, but make it your choice.
Those are great reasons, but you only need one to justify it as an adult - it is fun! You will be safe and supported in this class and walk out with owning a set of tools, both physical and mental, along with the knowledge to pick 80% of the locks you encounter in life. You will also leave with a hacker's perspective on life: every locked door is only a polite request, a suggestion, to please keep out.
Home Slice pizza, beer, and wine provided. Water and non-alcoholic drinks as options too. Send an email with special requests.
Cost is $340 w/$60 materials fee; 21+ (SOLD OUT)