QGolf was developed for radio amateurs to clarify the behaviour of a signal on an antenna. It demonstrates the forces that act on a rope if you move one end of it: you can see how waves are reflected, how resonance occurs, and how multiple pulses coexist on the same rope. Various parameters can be updated during the simulation.
Motorsport is a project with a clear goal: to create the most realistic vehicle simulation possible. This includes cars and trucks, which can be driven using common input devices such as keyboards and steering wheels. It limits realism to what the hardware, and is intended for hardcore driving simulator fans. This means that it will try to have realistic physics, but not necessarily 'playable', 'easy', or 'fun' physics - these characteristics will depend on which vehicle is driven and on what a person is trying to drive it.
GCompris is an educational software suite with numerous activities for children aged 2 to 10. Some of the activities are game-orientated, but nonetheless still educational. These include computer discovery (keyboard, mouse, different mouse gestures), algebra (table memory, enumeration, double entry table, mirror image), science (the canal lock, the water cycle, the submarine, electric simulation), geography (place the country on the map), games (chess, memory, connect 4, oware, sudoku), reading practice, and others (learn to tell time, puzzles of famous paintings, vector drawing, cartoon making, etc.). It currently offers in excess of 100 activities, and more are being developed.
The goal of Project LRNJ is to create an entertaining console-style RPG that teaches Japanese. This game is called "Slime Forest Adventure", and it is a simple NES-like CRPG which currently introduces the player to hiragana, katakana, and kanji. Development is underway to cover grammar and vocabulary.
Gravit is a gravity simulator. It uses Newtonian physics using the Barnes-Hut N-body algorithm. Although the main goal of Gravit is to be as accurate as possible, it also creates beautiful looking gravity patterns. It records the history of each particle so that it can animate and display a path of its travels. At any stage you can rotate your view in 3D and zoom in and out. Gravit uses OpenGL, Lua, SDL, SDL_ttf, and SDL_image.
Tux Paint is a simple and entertaining drawing program geared towards young children. It has a simple interface, sound effects, and a cartoon character (Tux, the Linux penguin). Along with drawing brush strokes, lines and shapes, you can also enter text and place "rubber stamp" (or "sticker") images on the picture. Tux Paint is extensible, and could be useful in an educational environment (such as a grammar, elementary, or grade school). It's portable across numerous platforms, and runs well even on slower systems like the Pentium 133MHz.