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25 Jun 2012

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Next 5 Events

Craft Night - Open Night

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 6:00 pm

Let's get together and work on crafts! While this night is focused on the crafting disciplines, everyone is welcome to show up and hang out. Bring whatever project you are working on, or just come and see what everyone else is working on.



SYN Shop

117 N. 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101

Plaster Mask Making

Thursday, August 6, 2015 6:45 pm

Come learn from local artist and modeler Kent Caldwell the basics of mask making. This class will be a short (1 hour) hands on session where each student will use his/her own face to create a simple face mold out of plaster cloth. This mold can be used as the base for a custom mask that fits perfectly and comfortably.

Take a look at some of Kent's work using these techniques for simple masks ( and as a starting point for more complicated masks (

Skills to be learned:
-Making a custom mask form that fits the wearer's face perfectly
-Using plaster cloth / gauze on skin
-Additional information / handouts on how to add/ embellish to the mask with
paper mache, clay, wire, paint, and electronics.

Student Must Bring:

-Wear clothing that can get messy. 

-All materials are included in the class cost.

Materials provided by teacher:
Plaster Cloth
Dropcloth / plastic sheeting
Vaseline (protective layer for skin)
Face wash
Shallow bowls for water
Sample masks for further inspiration and discussion of more techniques.

SYN Shop

117 N. 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101

Open Source and Security Night with the Gr3y Noise Podcast

Friday, August 7, 2015 6:00 pm

Podcast recordings with the Gr3y Noise podcast and a general night to work on open source software and security. All who come are welcomed to sit in on the podcast, or, work on their projects as they would any other syn shop open night.

SYN Shop

117 N. 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101

2600 Group

Friday, August 7, 2015 7:00 pm

2600 Meetings exist as a forum for all interested in technology to meet and talk about events in technology-land, learn, and teach. Meetings are open to anyone of any age or level of expertise.

SYN Shop

117 N. 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101

Lockpicking Night - Open Night

Monday, August 10, 2015 6:00 pm

I want an excuse to practice my lock picking, so what better way then to schedule a themed open night that focuses on locksport.  This is a regular open night at SYN Shop so there will be no formal class.  However, if you want to work on your lock picking, please bring your lock pick set/practice locks/or other physical security type things to play with.  I do have some practice locks and picks which people can use if they do not have their own.

Locksport is the sport or recreation of defeating locking systems</a>. Its enthusiasts learn a variety of skills including lock picking, lock bumping, and a variety of other skills traditionally known only to locksmiths<a href=""> and other security professionals. Locksport followers enjoy the challenge and excitement of learning to defeat all forms of locks, and often gather together in sport groups to share knowledge, exchange ideas, and participate in a variety of recreational activities and contests. Locksport is often practiced at computer security events such as DEFCON.

Never pick or manipulate with the aim of opening any lock that does not belong to you, unless you have been granted explicit permission by the lock's rightful owner.

Never pick a lock that is in use.  The practice of lock picking can break functioning locks.  Only use practice locks.

SYN Shop

117 N. 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101