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Hi @Kujako - I decided to start a new post, so that if other people had the same question, it was easy to reference.

This is what I used to get mine all built.



1 of these, its for connecting the security card to the front panel usb - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0160CP1K0/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

1of these, it plugs into port usb0 on the ODE: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LN3LQKQ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

1of these, it plugs into the front panel - holds all the games/dongle images - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07857Y17V/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

a pack of these - you only need 2 of them, but it comes with 5 - these snap into the front panel - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08ZN247XV/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

2 of these - one connects from the inside front panel to the OTG adapter (that plugs into usb0 on the ODE), the other one (that is the usb drive) connects to the RPI on any usb port - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00P0E3954/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

you only need 1 of these 1ft cables - but its a 5 pack - this connects from usb1 on the ODE to any usb port on the RPI - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B011KMSNXM/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

1 of these - to split the power so you don't have to cut into original cable, and it still lets you plug in a DVD drive if you wanted to. You don't have to get a splitter, it could just be an extension also - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002HM9G7C/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

1 of these - I but the black/red wires from the molex splitter and screwed gnd and 5v into this, and then plugged it into the rpi power port - this powers both the pi and the ODE. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07QN719P2/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

a pack of these - you will need one for the reset wire, and three for the jumper block on the right side of the motherboard to auto select 246/256. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01EV70C78/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

the reset point you can see in the picture i attached - you have to take the motherboard out - but its literally labled right by the main CPU "reset" - super simple to solder a wire there - and it plugs into the front board also.

last but not least - you need the image from BladeZX (http://bladeplugins.com/arcade/namco2x6_raspbian.zip) - this has all the dongle images on it. Using win32diskimager - write this image to the SD card for the Rpi (I used a 32GB card). Then grab all the rom images (if you don't already have them) and run the "unchd_all" batch file, and take the resulting set of files and copy them over to the thumbdrive.
 

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Thanks much, most of the way there in terms of bits and pieces. But as far as the ODE board itself, any prep or firmware needed?

Also: not seeing the aforementioned attached images.
 
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the ODE board comes with FW already loaded - so nothing you have to do to it except hook it up.
 
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@mathewbeall question: any issues with ignoring the reset pins for the time being? Been looking it over and I want to get everything running before I give that a try. Likewise I already wired up a 246/256 toggle switch, so will probably ignore that for the time being as well. First step for me was just making sure my system still worked, and it turns out the DVD drive is starting to fail (gets stuck in a seek loop). Luckily I had a spare, so was able to fire things up again.

For the ODE I have most/all of the bits and am in the process of setting it up. Which raises another question, for the flash drive containing the disc images is there any file structure? The default extraction batch file puts everything into a single folder "discs". But not 100% sure that's what the system expects.

PPS: Is there a STL or link for the tray you're using? I'd want to have one printed as my 3D printer isn't up to the task (and often has a +/- size of as much as 10% making larger prints a PITA. But that may be my poor slicing skills).

PPS: What format is supported for the USB drive? Out of the box it's FAT32, but a lot of the disc images are larger than 4GB...

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There is no file structure for the USB thumbdrive - just put all the files the extract script creates into the root.

as for the reset wire - I am pretty sure that is important - because this holds the system off while the security card is written, and then mounts the disc - and releases the reset line.

STL file: https://www.arcade-projects.com/threads/namco-2x6-multi-tray-rev-c-kits.17661/

I will have to check the thumb drive filesystem tonight - I think its exFat.

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Success and exFAT confirmed. Seem to be missing some game disc images, but that's likely because I got lazy and didn't grab them all last time around. But, I have succeeded in running a couple games (Soul Caliber 2 shown so I can make sure my OpenJVS adapter is working). Bit of a mess, so next step is organization.

Important point and I figured out but did not see mentioned. You do NOT need to power the ODE using the 4 pin molex drive connector. It'll take power from the USB off the Raspberry Pi.

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Correct - as you can see in my picture - I just power the ODE off of the Rpi - for some reason, I had some issue plugging both in. It runs perfectly fine powered off the Rpi.

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Addendum: Going with one of THESE for powering the Raspberry Pi from the internal molex power connector.
 

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Hello,

Where do I get the front PCB with the small display?

Thanks!
 

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Anybody got any spare kits left over from this build? I can pay for a fully assembled kit.
 

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How much are you letting them go for if you don't mind me asking?
 

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Parts have gone up a little bit - so $20 plus shipping. I like to ship USPS small box, so $28 total.

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I am sure you will be fine - its super easy to assemble - really not much you can mess up at all!
 
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