Another great article on remote control using the .NET Micro Framework and the Tahoe 3D accelerometer  I found on Jens blog .
"The Center for Software Innovation  has evaluated accelerometer technology in remote control (RC) application for crane operated container terminals. Rather than using regular joystick control of the crane, it is controlled by accelerometer. The accelerometer detects all motions in 3D which is turned into crane control commands. Hazardous crane operations are avoided by build-in protection against sudden moves."