How to Steal Cars

Saturday, January 8th, 2010
1pm – 4pm

Class size limit: 6 parent-child teams (open to kids ages 7 and up)

This is a special members-only class, contact m@machineproject.com for registration.

For most kids (and adults), modern cars are simply these gleaming, aggressive-faced jellybeans that house air-conditioning units and MP3 players while they idle in traffic. But underneath their shiny surface lurks all manner of exciting machinery that needs some demystification. That’s where we come in. In this class, we just focus on a few key aspects of cars, and our interactions with them, while learning a bit about the physics and mechanics behind how it all works.

Here’s what we’ll do:

• Breaking in! How to break into a car, and how car locks work – including exciting door-panel removal.

• Breaking out! How to escape from a locked car trunk. Each student will have a chance to learn and perform this exciting feat.

• Breaking… the law! How to hotwire and start a car with some simple tools.

This is a hands-on class, with an actual car to break in and out of.