NJay: I found another goof-up of mine – I switched the SDA and SCL lines on the Master side. 🙂 But I had already tried switching them around with no luck. There must be something else. So, I assembled another circuit with less junk, and it works!! 🙂
NJay: On my next break I’ll try and find out if the problem is the circuit I designed or if I screwed up the chip, whether during soldering or when I dropped it (the board slipped from my fingers once)… On this 2nd board I tried bending the chip’s pins down (with the chip upside down) and it worked, no problems. No more artistic wire sculptures. 😉
Vnevoa: bwahahaha!!…. I though I was the one who did that kind of butterfingers mess. 🙂
NJay: Usually it happens to me because I’m trying to hold it as little as possible so not to contaminate or deform it…
Vnevoa: Well, you’re on the right track now. Hang in there!