Yes all intersecting lines are connections, sorry for the confusion.
The first link in the article (just under the main picture) will take you to the kit link. Sorry, this chip is not currently available as a separate per-programmed chip but if you have a programmer you can download the code and burn one.]]>
I am not sure what the problem could be since I have never had this issue. The only thing I can think would be that the scale adjust jumper is not allowing the pin to pull high (internal pull up). Please make sure there is nothing on this pin that causes it to always be pulled down.]]>
Thanks for purchasing the kit and sorry to hear it was not what you expected. I will guide you through any questions you may have. Everything is on the schematic, I am not sure the vague parts you are referring to but all you need to do is connect the pins shown on the schematic.
We have other kits that have very detailed manuals that guide you step by step but the reason this one is listed as advanced is that there is no guidance other than the schematic.
A photo of the wiring side of the perfboard would be way helpful.]]>