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Wanted: PDF of "Technical Literacy Series" for TS1500

Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 2:56 pm
by gammaray
I can't afford to buy the latest one of these on eBay, upwards of $150.

Would be nice, but I want to introduce my daughter to the basics using these classroom instructions.

The software that comes with this kit would be nice too.

Let me know...

Re: Wanted: PDF of "Technical Literacy Series" for TS1500

Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:00 pm
by Lardo Boffin
I have just taken possession of one of these so if no one has PDF'd them before I can give it a go. I think someone started filling in one of the books but most of them look clear.

Couple of caveats - I only have a cheap scanner with no ocr so it will be a big bunch of scanned images. Secondly it will take a while!
If anyone has good facilities for this I am happy to pay the postage there and back to get these recorded.

I also have the software tapes but have not tested them. Nor do I know how to transfer them to files. Again if anyone can do this...

Re: Wanted: PDF of "Technical Literacy Series" for TS1500

Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:14 am
by gammaray
There a number of books 14? Maybe? In the complete set. My usual process is to generate graphics off scans and edit any major defects and reproduce a paper copy. As well as have a set of JPEGs.

I have a ZXPand and tapescrp.p to get them off tape.

I would be willing if no one else is closer than Texas. ;)

Re: Wanted: PDF of "Technical Literacy Series" for TS1500

Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:57 am
by mrtinb

Re: Wanted: PDF of "Technical Literacy Series" for TS1500

Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:33 am
by Lardo Boffin
There are 11 books and a few leaflets and a couple of software guides.
As far as I can tell I have them all.

I have a ZXpand so can give the tape scrape a go.

Re: Wanted: PDF of "Technical Literacy Series" for TS1500

Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:02 pm
by Lardo Boffin
Attached are the self-test program and the vu-calc program that come with the literacy set. It appears the third cassette is blank. Mine certainly is anyway! There is nothing printed on it and it makes no noise when played directly. I suspect it may be for saving data from vu-calc.

The tape scrape program reported an error transferring the self test tape but it seems to run ok.

Re: Wanted: PDF of "Technical Literacy Series" for TS1500

Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:03 pm
by Lardo Boffin
Here are a few of the documents scanned. They will need a little bit of tidying up...

Re: Wanted: PDF of "Technical Literacy Series" for TS1500

Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:04 pm
by Lardo Boffin
And some more...

Re: Wanted: PDF of "Technical Literacy Series" for TS1500

Posted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:39 pm
by Lardo Boffin
Parts 1 A to C are all one document - the first book. I had to split them to upload.

Re: Wanted: PDF of "Technical Literacy Series" for TS1500

Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:04 am
by gammaray
Thanks so much! Can't wait for the rest :)