ZX81 BooksThe following is a list of ZX81 Books in the Centre for Computing History collection. It is not an exhaustive list of and other books may have been published. If you have a book that you would like to donate to our collection, please view our donations page.
There are 25 ZX81 Books in our collection :
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For the home, classroom or office, an all-new volume of tested ready-to-type-and-run software in BASIC for the TIMEX/ Sinclair 1000 and the Sinclair ZX-81 personal computers.
For the home, monthly loan payment, bowling score sorter, savings account interest computer, wisecracking insulter, even a program to turn your T/S 1000 or ZX-81 into a one-armed bandit.
For the student and teacher, foreign capitals, areas, volumes, photography, astronomy, math flasher, event timer, even a super exam-score sorter.
For the small-business person, daily code chart, profit estimator, invoice computer, payroll, ad profits, unit price, gross and net, even the world's fastest executive decision maker!
For really fast-running programs, as required for games, moving graphics and word processing, your program needs to be in assembly language which runs much faster than BASIC. Unfortunately, the Sinclair ZX81 does not allow you to enter assembly language programs directly, so while you can write assembly language programs for it, they have to be translated into machine code before they will run on the machine.
The book teaches you better programming techniques and will help you get the very best from your computer.
by Mark Harrison
Sigma Technical Press
Tim Hartnell's first book became a best-seller because it helped the newcomer to computing to explore his or her ZX80 and make the most effective use of it.
In this book GETTING ACQUAINTED WITH YOUR ZX81 Tim does the same for the owner of a ZX81 (or new ROM ZX80). Whether you've never touched a computer before the ZX81, or you've had a lot of experience, you'll find much of value and interest in this small volume.
Mastering Machine Code on Your ZX81 or ZX80
30 programs for the Sinclair ZX81. Each explained with programming hints and space saving techniques.
Publisher: Melbourne House
A compendium of useful graphics designs and programs for your Sinclair Spectrum including a large library of pre-defined graphics characters, easy to use programs for designing and loading your own graphics, special sections on graphic effects and animation techniques, plus a selection of graphics games to play on your micro, including Timemaze, Night Attack, Card Dealer, Laser Alley, Blister Bombs, and Invaders.
ISBN: 0859340899 / 0-85934-089-9
by M James and S M Gee
Published 1982 by Bernard Babani
126 illustrated pages - paperback
This book was kindly donated by Rodney Dale
Publisher: Century Publishing
Author: Peter Morse, Ian Adamson, Ben Anrep and Brian Hancock
This book by Mike Lord is not intended as a beginners guide to BASIC. Neither is it an introduction to the ZX81. Instead it carries the reader on from where the ZX81 BASIC Manual leaves off; by giving the reader a variety of programs to run, and - more importantly - a wealth of detailed information about the computer and how to get the best out of it. Whether your interests lie in games programs, in the business or engineering applications of the ZX81, or even in attacking it with a soldering iron, you should find something of interest and value in these pages.
The ZX81, equipped with its 16K RAM pack, has at least as much storage as most other microcomputers. It uses the same Z80A CPU that is featured in many of the best microcomputer systems and which, in other machines, can run wages, stock control and word processor systems. So why not in the ZX81?
The aim of this book is to push the ZX81 a long way in the direction of 'serious' applications, but without the use of machine code. All the programming is easy to follow and fully explained, so that the reader learns, a step at a time, how complex programs are constructed and written.
But these programs are just a beginning. Discard the belief that the ZX81 is too small for real computing work, and use the flexible techniques described here to fill your own special data processing needs.
"OK, so you've got your ZX81, and you've learnt how to program it, but now you want to do something really useful.
This book will give you a review of various hardware available to add on to your Sinclair ZX81, plus some useful programs to help make them work.
Projects to set up yourself include:
- light sensor
- burglar alarm
- voice recognition system
- an educational experiment to find g
- flashing Christmas tree lights
Packed with pics and information!"
If you have a Sinclair ZX81 and want to use it to its full potential then, as the experts have all agreed, this is the book for you. It contains detailed guidelines and documented programs in the areas of gaming, information retrieval and education, as well as a unique listings of the 8K ROM for machine code applications.
by Trevor R Toms
Spirtal BoundPaperback: 136 pages
Publisher: Phipps Associates
First Edition July 1981
Publisher: Phipps Associates
The first part, chapters 1-4, discusses the Z80 microprocessor and its machine code instructions. The second part, chapters 5-7, deals with actual machine code programs. Chapter 5 containing programs that illustrate the different types of machine code instructions in the Z80 instruction set. Chapter 6 discusses the 8K monitor program and chapter 7 gives some suggestions on how to go about writing a machine code program.