OGST Console Kit for ODROID-XU4

  • Build your own gaming console with a powerful XU4 or XU4Q
  • Fancy 2.4“ LCD to show programmable game logo animation
  • Convenient four front USB ports to connect USB joysticks
  • Easy to embed a 2.5” HDD for your huge ROM collections
  • Two front buttons: Power switch and user programmable switch
  • Old school nostalgia game console design
  • Dimensions: 180 x 65 x 150mm approximately
  • Weight: 250gram approximately
  • Power consumption: 5V/250mA typical

Where to buy the OGST console Kit
Where to buy the affordable and compatible Joysticks

OGST-XU4 Board Schematics
Schematics

OGST-XU4 Board PCB Layout

  • Compatible with only our ODROID-XU4/XU4Q.
  • Visit our OGST forum to discuss.

Prepare

1. Download ODROID-GameStation-Turbo-3.9.5-20171115-XU3+XU4-Jessie.img.xz image from this OGST release page on your PC or Mac.
2. Flash the OS image to microSD or eMMC with Etcher from your PC or Mac.
3. Insert the boot media(OS flashed microSD or eMMC) to XU4 and switch the boot media selector on the XU4 board at right side.
4. Plug a HDMI cable, an Ethernet cable or a WiFi module, keyboard and mouse.
5. Then, turn on your system and wait 2~3 minutes to complete the first initialization process. It reboots automatically at this moment.

Setup OS

  • When you ain't willing to play a game at the Rom Collection Browser, click the right button on your mouse or press Esc key to back to the Kodi.
  • Press Ctrl+Alt+K to toggle the Kodi application.
  • Press Ctrl+Alt+T to open the terminal window.

1. After the reboot, the Kodi and the Rom Collection Browser will be launched automatically.

  • At your first boot or there isn't any available game, a window which is from the Rom Collection Browser will appear to import the game.

2. Press Ctrl+Alt+K to close the Kodi application.

  • You can ignore the lack of storage warning.

3. Click Terminal window icon on the desktop or top, or press Ctrl+Alt+T to open the Terminal window.

4. Enter the following commands to update the system to the latest.

odroid@gamestation-turbo:~$ sudo apt update && sudo apt full-upgrade -y
We trust you have received the usual lecture from the local System
Administrator. It usually boils down to these three things:
 
    #1) Respect the privacy of others.
    #2) Think before you type.
    #3) With great power comes great responsibility.
 
[sudo] password for odroid: 
  • Enter odroid for the password. It might take about 10~20 minutes, and it depends on your ethernet speed and which boot media you use between microSD or eMMC.
  • Press Enter when the notification appears with a blue screen during the updates.
  • If the error “E: Write error - write (28: No space left on device)” appears, enter apt full-upgrade -y again or try it out after reboot.

5. Reboot after the updates. Enter sudo reboot or click the shut down menu like the screenshot below.

6. Back to the Debian desktop after the reboot by press Ctrl+Alt+K.
7. Run Setup ODROID GameStation Turbo on the desktop and enter odroid for the password.

8. On the setup program, move to Activate Console Kit support by using arrow keys and press Tap key to move to select action, and press Enter key to select.

9. The configuration will be done with the following screenshots.



10. Exit from setup program and reboot.

Import the games

  • Move the games to the proper directory under the /home/odroid/ROMS directory.
    • Generally, the name of the target directory is the abbreviation of the system.
    • e.g. If you have some Nintendo 64 games, move it to /home/odroid/ROMS/N64 directory.
  • Small TFT LCD shows an image around 2 minutes later after power-on.
  • To import the new games, press C key and select Import Games to open the import window on the Rom Collection Browser.
  • To open the Rom Collection Browser manually, move to Program menu and select Rom Collection Browser on the Kodi.

1. Copy your rom files to proper directories via network or an USB storage.
2. If there isn't any available game, the import window will appears automatically.

3. Click Import Games to import. It might take a long time.

3.1. If the artwork file related error appears during import process and/or you have a problem with importing the games like below,

It is probably a server issue or seems the scrapper is partly broken.

Try again to import without scraping information from the remote server.
Refer to the screenshot below when you import the games. Click or press arrow keys and Enter key to set up.

4. Now enjoy the game.

Opt. How to test the TFT LCD

1. Press Ctrl+Alt+T to open a Terminal window.
2. Enter the following commands. Enter odroid for the password prompt.

odroid@gamestation-turbo:~$ wget https://dn.odroid.com/5422/logo.sh
odroid@gamestation-turbo:~$ sudo sh logo.sh

3. Then the LCD shows a picture like the picture below.

Install the XU4/XU4Q board into the OGST gaming kit to create a fully integrated system.
Enjoy the following steps to build your own gaming console.

Step 1

Unboxing & Package include (Clockwise from top left)
A. Top case
B. Bottom case
C. ODROID-XU4-OGST LCD Board
D. USB2.0 extension cable
E. 30-pin flat cable
F. USB-port cover
G. rubber feet set
H. screws
I. USB3.0 extension cable (For optional USB 3.0 2.5“ HDD)

Step 2

Use a 30-pin flat cable to connect the XU4 and the LCD board.
Then remove the LCD surface protect film.

Step 3

Assemble the XU4 + LCD board in the top case and fasten the screws.

Step 4

Connect XU4 board and LCD board with USB2.0 cable.

Step 5 : Optional

You can connect a 2.5” HDD using USB3.0 cable included in the package.
The package does not include any HDD. Only USB3.0 Cable is included.
The HDD enclosure can be attached to the bottom side case with velcro tape.

Step 6

Assemble the bottom case and fix it with USB cover.
Then attach the four rubber feet to the bottom case.

Enjoy~!!!