Anybody have any experience with this? http://archive.msdn.microsoft.com/nesl
Looks interesting, but the classic Wii controller demo http://www.silverlightshow.net/items/NESL-Native-Extension-for-Silverlight-or-No-Except-Seven-Limits-for-Silverlight-Experimenting-the-Sensor-API-with-a-Wiimote.aspx jumps through a LOT of hoops to make it happen (visit the CodeProject driver link). Seems like using a FEZ board as a “sensor proxy” would be a lot easier to implement, at least for components that don’t need (near) real time data streams.
My use case: I’ve got a license for the Infragistics SL gauges and other pretty controls, which make for a really slick sensor dashboard app. The remaining question is how best to get the data to the UI. I had good luck tweaking FezTerm, which led me to the proxy idea mentioned above.