This looks highly interesting - Adding a Gadgeteer Accelerometer to the Windows 8 Simulator

Adding an Accelerometer to the Windows 8 Simulator

Posted on August 6, 2012

I have been busy developing for Windows 8 for a while now. Until Microsoft releases a WinRT Surface device (October?) I thought it would be nice to be able to test my apps transitions between ApplicationViewState.

I have an accelerometer in my .Net Gadgeteer kit…and a wifi module…hmm.

What I built is a gadget that exposes JSON formatted accelerometer data via a web service. Any Windows 8 (WinRT) applications can consume this service. There are a few details to getting this to work. I will briefly go over the main things to be aware of here. I will post the entire project later.


Nice solution to your issue!