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DIY: $9.00 Lockpicker

By hagrin - Posted on 05 August 2006

Some people are just so creative mechanically it's scary. Invent Geek has posted a guide on how to make your own $9.00 lockpicking device from a toothbrush, some batteries, some picks and that's basically it. Fantastic (or to quote the Guiness guys - Brilliant!). These devices cost approximately $60-100 dollars online when purchased from some company so a cheap, easy to assemble alternative really shows the industry that profit margins on these devices may be coming down. Good read and a good test of your geekiness skills (note - I do not promote people building this device and then breaking into everything they can find - it's supposed to be an example of how a little ingenuity can create a cheaper alternative to what corporate America offers its consumers).