Yep, so I created a very simple test circuit to check everything, and same issue as in the last post.
It gets hot, and nothing works. Dammit, I have another two on order, but I'm going to have to wait another couple of weeks.
That's not all however, I'm out of 22AWG green solid core wire, and it's really difficult to get here in Melbourne for some reason, so more of that is on it's way from Amazon too.
All is not lost though, I can make some of the surrounding accessories in the mean time. The main one being an Arduino based EEPROM programmer. I might have to go back to editing photos of semi-clothed women too, such a tough life.