The book goes through many projects a couple of which I have on my website; water rockets and mousetrap cars. Detailed instructions are given how to construct the projects but also there are physics lessons to be tried with the projects.
|Sample Screen Shot from Tracker|
What really caught my eye was the use of a free program known as "Tracker". With this program you can load in video files and then analyze the movement of objects that are in the video frame by frame. I have just barely scratched the surface of what this program can do but it appears there is much that can be done.
|Sample Screen Shots from Sample Files in Tracker|
Watch for more reports on Tracker in the future, download it here. http://www.opensourcephysics.org/webdocs/Tools.cfm?t=Tracker