Emma the Emulator is a generic 16-bit CPU emulator written as an educational tool. It supports a basic instruction set, has two registers and a program counter pointing to a heap structure which can be resized at compile time, and has a basic stack (not linked to the heap in any way), a flag register, and an internal "error number" for debugging purposes. There is also a "debug" mode which adds a lot of runtime debugging information and causes the program to sleep for 1 second between operations.
FroZenLight interrelates line arts, mathematics, and cryptography. Circular shaped mirrors which are arranged in a grid-like manner reflect a light ray according to the reflection law of geometric optics. While random positions of the light source produce chaotic reflection patterns, it is possible to position the light source so that beautiful symmetric reflection patterns are created.
AbulEdu Calcul Mental is a software tool that trains children in mental calculation as stipulated by the French Ministry of Education for primary schools. Activities include addition, subtraction, multiplication of integers, addition tables (+2 to +9), times tables (x2 to x9), additional additives (to 10, to 100, to 1000), multiples (of 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 50), and orders of magnitude (with additions, subtractions, and multiplications). There is also an editor and selective launcher.
DoudouLinux is a system specially designed for children 2 years and up. It is available as Live CDs and USB keys as well as ARM images. The main goals are to be as easy to use as a game console, provide as many kid-oriented applications as possible (currently around 50), drive small children into mastering computer use from age 2, be natively in child-friendly language without any action, be simple for Dad and Mom too (no administration, no updates; it’s a read-only system). It includes Web content filtering.
new-words is a script that helps you to control your vocabulary and find unknown words in texts before you start to read them. It is intended to be run in a console; the interactive part of the work is done by means of a text editor (vim by default). It features: words frequency information about words in a text; users vocabulary control; support for several languages; dictionary software integration; and the ability to make notes for unknown words.
Dr. Higgins will teach you and help you teach yourself any language. It works like a quiz, asking you the translations of words and keeping score of your correctness. It includes a number of quizzes for self-study in different languages (English, Spanish, Finnish, and a bit of Japanese). It's very easy to add your own lists, thanks to a simple file format.