Dorsett Atari General Shop OA ; Copyright (C) 1983 Dorsett Educational Systems, Inc.#

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This is an archive of the "General Shop Practices" educational program published by Dorsett Educational Systems, Inc. in 1983. This was originally packaged as a set of 8 cassette tapes for use with Atari 400 and 800 computers and the Educational System Master Cartridge.

The "raw recordings" directory contains the unaltered recordings from cassette, one file per tape, with both sides of each tape in the same file. You probably don't want to use this folder.

The main files (oa1 through oa16) are likely the versions you want to use with your Atari or emulator. These have been split into 16 files (one per tape side). The audio levels have had their volume normalized, as well as any pops and clicks removed, and subsequently repaired on the data tracks. Each tape has been verified to work on the Altirra emulator.

Finally, photos of the cassette tapes are included.

The work of digitization and audio cleanup was done by Kay Savetz and Thomas Cherryhomes in June 2015.

Album: General Shop Practices
Year: 1983
Original Format: Atari Educational System (Dorsett Talk & Teach)
Digital Format: Microsoft WAV, 2 channel, 16-bit 44100Hz sample rate
Digitized by: Kay Savetz/Thomas Cherryhomes

3 of the lessons in this unit are unusable due to significant problems with the source cassette tapes:
(B) Indicates a bad data track
(X) Indicates the tapes were unarchivable due to degauss
The raw files as found on the tapes are available in the "raw recordings" directory.


Oa1 Tool Identification Lesson, Part 1 (B)
Oa2 Tool Identification Lesson, Part 2
Oa3 Fasteners and Hardware
Oa4 Proper Lubricant for Small Engines
Oa5 Performing Periodic Services
Oa6 Operation of the Four-Cycle Engine
Oa7 Discussion of a Two-Cycle Engine (X)
Oa8 Use of Micrometers and Calipers (X)
Oa9 Measuring, Marking, cutting--Metal
Oa10 Soldering Electrical Connections
Oa11 The Acetylene Torch--Safety Rules
Oa12 Cutting and Welding
Oa13 Electrical Arc Welding--Terms, Types
Oa14 Unsafe Situations--Prevention
Oa15 Employment Hints
Oa16 Discussion of Business Etiquette

Tracks (size in sum: 1.18 GB):


Dorsett Atari General Shop - cassettes with uneven numbers

Dorsett Atari General Shop - cassettes with even numbers