Wanted: PDF of "Technical Literacy Series" for TS1500

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

Post by gammaray » Sun Aug 27, 2017 2:56 pm

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...
Finish what you start. Truth is over the mountaintop or six feet under.
4 x TS1000, 2 x TS1500 , 2 x timex 2040 printer, 1/2 x timex 2020 cassette deck, ZXPAND, ZeddyNET, ZXBlast..., unfinished Spectrum...

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

Post by Lardo Boffin » Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:00 pm

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...
ZX81 iss 1 (bugged ROM, kludge fix, normal, kit)
Iss 3 with ZXVid, another in nearly perfect box
TS 1000 iss 3, ZXPand AY, ZX8-CCB & ZX-KDLX
TS 1500
Spectrum 16k (iss 1 s/n 1499)
Spectrum 48k (iss 2, 4B)
Toastrack + DIVMMC future

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

Post by gammaray » Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:14 am

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. ;)
Finish what you start. Truth is over the mountaintop or six feet under.
4 x TS1000, 2 x TS1500 , 2 x timex 2040 printer, 1/2 x timex 2020 cassette deck, ZXPAND, ZeddyNET, ZXBlast..., unfinished Spectrum...

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

Post by mrtinb » Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:57 am

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

Post by Lardo Boffin » Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:33 am

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.
ZX81 iss 1 (bugged ROM, kludge fix, normal, kit)
Iss 3 with ZXVid, another in nearly perfect box
TS 1000 iss 3, ZXPand AY, ZX8-CCB & ZX-KDLX
TS 1500
Spectrum 16k (iss 1 s/n 1499)
Spectrum 48k (iss 2, 4B)
Toastrack + DIVMMC future

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

Post by Lardo Boffin » Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:02 pm

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.
Attachments
VU-CALC.P
This may be the same as the standard vu-calc you can buy...
(5.16 KiB) Downloaded 14 times
SelfTest.P
Enter exam numbers, e.g. 4701
(15.08 KiB) Downloaded 14 times
ZX81 iss 1 (bugged ROM, kludge fix, normal, kit)
Iss 3 with ZXVid, another in nearly perfect box
TS 1000 iss 3, ZXPand AY, ZX8-CCB & ZX-KDLX
TS 1500
Spectrum 16k (iss 1 s/n 1499)
Spectrum 48k (iss 2, 4B)
Toastrack + DIVMMC future

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

Post by Lardo Boffin » Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:03 pm

Here are a few of the documents scanned. They will need a little bit of tidying up...
Attachments
Part 1 A.zip
(10.13 MiB) Downloaded 20 times
ViewCalc.zip
(7.11 MiB) Downloaded 16 times
SelfTestTape.zip
(4.6 MiB) Downloaded 17 times
FinalExam.zip
(3.72 MiB) Downloaded 12 times
CourseIntroduction.zip
(2.8 MiB) Downloaded 16 times
ZX81 iss 1 (bugged ROM, kludge fix, normal, kit)
Iss 3 with ZXVid, another in nearly perfect box
TS 1000 iss 3, ZXPand AY, ZX8-CCB & ZX-KDLX
TS 1500
Spectrum 16k (iss 1 s/n 1499)
Spectrum 48k (iss 2, 4B)
Toastrack + DIVMMC future

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

Post by Lardo Boffin » Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:04 pm

And some more...
Attachments
Part 1 C.zip
(5.9 MiB) Downloaded 20 times
Part 1 B.zip
(10.86 MiB) Downloaded 19 times
ZX81 iss 1 (bugged ROM, kludge fix, normal, kit)
Iss 3 with ZXVid, another in nearly perfect box
TS 1000 iss 3, ZXPand AY, ZX8-CCB & ZX-KDLX
TS 1500
Spectrum 16k (iss 1 s/n 1499)
Spectrum 48k (iss 2, 4B)
Toastrack + DIVMMC future

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

Post by Lardo Boffin » Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:39 pm

Parts 1 A to C are all one document - the first book. I had to split them to upload.
ZX81 iss 1 (bugged ROM, kludge fix, normal, kit)
Iss 3 with ZXVid, another in nearly perfect box
TS 1000 iss 3, ZXPand AY, ZX8-CCB & ZX-KDLX
TS 1500
Spectrum 16k (iss 1 s/n 1499)
Spectrum 48k (iss 2, 4B)
Toastrack + DIVMMC future

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

Post by gammaray » Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:04 am

Thanks so much! Can't wait for the rest :)
Finish what you start. Truth is over the mountaintop or six feet under.
4 x TS1000, 2 x TS1500 , 2 x timex 2040 printer, 1/2 x timex 2020 cassette deck, ZXPAND, ZeddyNET, ZXBlast..., unfinished Spectrum...

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