We at MANVIL have had a firm belief in the use of flashcards to educate people about tools. We’re not talking about flashcards simply for education’s sake, but for ESL and for re-habilitation’s sake as well. When (ABC anchorman) Bob Woodruff’s armored transport was hit by an IED, he suffered Aphasia, the inability to find words. … More Rolling the moss off…
Beyond graphics services MANVIL makes flashcards. We take them seriously and believe in their value for education as well as for Traumatic Brain Injury rehabilitation. They also would be excellent gifts for those who believe their family members have no clue which part is the working end of a screw-driver, but we won’t go into … More Will it sell in Topeka?
A while ago one of our prospective clients dropped an idea in our lap and we ran with it. The client was interested in making flash cards for the entire 2012 line-up of a certain European motorcycle company. As time passed, the client’s excitement for the idea waned, but the ball was rolling at MANVIL and … More The client passed, but it gave us an idea…
If there were a reason for MANVIL to be around at all it has everything to do with flashcards. Initially we saw them as a means to educate kids and perhaps rehabilitate traumatic brain injury sufferers. We haven’t changed the goal, we’ve just continued producing the designs like we had the money to get the … More The beginning of MANVIL cards Series Sw. 625
MANVIL doesn’t relate to a lot of characters on TV. Sure, we’d like to be as suave and intelligent as Don Draper, but without the karmic repercussions, the ‘untidy’ history and the need to keep looking over out shoulder at our sordid lie of a life. It might be great to be as fun-loving, wily … More The secret may well be Swanson….
We’ve been building the platform for the MANVIL Flash Cards for a number of years wondering whether to switch out to apps or not. No matter, the answer will come to us at some point. For now, we’ll stick to our guns and lay the damn things out. We’re not fans of some “hello kitty” … More Project 4.0 Heavy: The Caterpillar D6N Waste Handler
There is a person I think we all know. He or she is the one with the most toys in our cadre of friends, neighbors and/or countrymen. This person, usually on the cutting edge of the tool game, is the one we can be sure to turn to as we look to for a ‘real-time’ … More Ask a silly question….
The last time I was strolling through the aisle at REI I was taken by how small things have gotten in the camping department. Compact LED flashlights now weigh less than the D-cell batteries that we used to carry for over-nighters. The new sleeping bags that keep folks warm in lower temperatures stuff compactly to … More Heavy duty dining… kinda
It’s been said that the journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step. It could also be said that the belly flop off a high dive begins the same way, and that’s why today’s tool is the pipe cutter. When I was a little snot, and indeed we all were at some point, … More Beginner’s luck…
A few years back, I received an emergency phone call from a friend’s wife late on a Thursday night. Apparently my friend, Tony, had managed to slip down and destroy the small rear steps from his mud room to his driveway, and in doing so suffered some damage to his knee and lower back. In … More The four foot by four foot deck