About Us / スタッフとスペースについて

What We Do
We’re a makerspace for the Kansai region. We have tools for electronics, 3D printing, wood working, metal working, leather working, and textiles. We love to make all kinds of things. We want to share that with others and give people a place to meet, work, and learn together. If you have something you want to build, make, or repair, we can help you with that. If there’s something you want to do, but we don’t know how, we’ll find someone who knows or learn together. By working together, there’s nothing we can’t do. Here’s a few examples of the things you can build and do at our workshop: build a drone, a robot, a 3D printer, a coffee table, a chair, a bicycle, RC toys of all kinds, sew costumes, recreate movie props, fashion design, musical instruments, DJ equipment, etc. The only limit is your creativity.


Services and Classes
We are currently planning on opening in April. We have classes for children and adults to learn the basics of electronics and engineering as well as arts and crafts. We also have English classes for professionals working with engineering and the sciences. During all operating hours we have open workshop. This means that members and short-term users of our makerspace can come and use anything in the workshop for as long as they want. We only ask that everyone work side by side and share the tools and space. If demand outgrows our space, we’ll open a second shop or move to a larger one. Beyond our duties as makerspace maintainers, we offer services for hire. We can repair or create most electrical and mechanical devices as well as build things for your home or business. Need a store sign? We can do that. Want a custom mailbox or light fixture? No problem. Stop by and visit us to see if we can meet your needs.

Osaka Makers MeetUp
We are also the hosts of the Osaka Makers MeetUp. This is a group of hobbyists and professionals who meet to make projects together and learn from each other.  In our MeetUp meetings we tend to focus on electronics, but as with any DIY project, we usually need more skills than just soldering and programming. Building things out of wood and metal are just as important at times. Joining the MeetUp is free, and meetings will be held at our workshop free of charge. You only have to pay for your own materials.

Meet the Staff
Currently, there are two of us working at the makerspace. We hope to expand our staff as soon as possible, but that will take a little time. The more members we have, the faster we can grow our staff and our tool set.

John Daniels

Hi, I’m John. I’ve been making things my entire life. As a child, my mother was always angry at me for taking things apart to see how they worked. I love knowledge, and I want to know as much as possible about the universe. I’ve been a teacher for the last 14 years or so. I enjoy sharing the things I’ve learned with others, and this is the perfect fit for me. There is nothing better than making things and teaching others how to do the same.

I’ve built drones, a 3D printer, a CNC, custom electronics like an RFID activated door lock for my home, handheld electronic games, video game console mods, I’ve repaired more things that I can count, and I like sewing as well as metal and wood working. If a human can do it, I want to learn how. I hope we can work together soon!

Ryan Carlson

Ryan is a weird fellow and he likes it that way. He grew up in South Carolina and moved to several places before ending up in Arizona where he went to the University of Arizona. He has a BS in Management of Information Systems from the business school there. He came to Japan seeking to perfect his Japanese skills so he could translate old RPGs and migrate them to new systems. Instead of that, he ended up teaching, getting married, and settling down here in Japan with his wife.

His entire life he has loved to work with his hands. Crafts are the best way to keep your mind active and think around problems. He has experience in silk, cloth, leather, metal and wood. He’s also helped put together a few houses. His goal is to be a true “jack of trades” that can make just about anything he puts his mind to.