Check out this post from our friends over at hackaday.com. It seems Zach, a Hackaday hobbyist and MSP430 fan, figured out a way to program an MSP430 to operate the lights on his Christmas tree in response to the notes of the "Star Wars Main Theme", as played on the violin. That is cool enough in itself. But then Zach went a step further and programmed the tree to play the music. If you ask us, that vaults Zach to the top of Santa's nice list!
Happy Holidays from the MSP430 Team!