Mini-mini Dragon Golf

Prototyping for Play: Mini golf built with littleBits!

This project appeared in the Prototyping for Play video course published through O'Reilly Media, as part of segment 9 titled:

Prototyping with Microcontrollers

This project demonstrates the all ages friendly, circuit prototyping products from littleBits. Using a littleBits Deluxe Kit and some crafting supplies, we are able to build an adorable and fun mini golf game! Use this link to see this project on their site.

Story: A dragon is defending a cave where evil creatures routinely meet! You, a brave knight, must roll a magical boulder (provided by a wizard) into the cave to stop their ill-fated meetings.

Rules: When you are ready to begin the game, hit the button to ignite the dragon’s flame. It will spew fire for a set amount of time, configured by the timer module, and you must use the slider module to manipulate the knight’s sword and hit the boulder into the cave. The flames may block your attempts, so do your best to get it in before the flames stop!


  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scissors


  • Felt (Green & White)
  • Construction Paper (Black)
  • Tape
  • Stencil Plastic
  • Fasteners x 3
  • Popsicle Stick x 3
  • Toothpick x 2
  • Ping Pong Ball
  • Foam Ball x 2
  • Foam Block
  • Cardboard Sheet (A4 Paper Size) x 2
  • Glue or Hot Glue
  • Crayons & Markers