Yes, I think Deirdre was born annoying.
It sounds like the next thing you need to do is to make a new circuit board for the small Tesla coil. The next steps, according to the walkthrough, are as follows:
Review how to make a photographic etching: Go down to the lab.
Enter the photolithography lab.
Take the cat leg left of the microscope under the cabinet.
Turn right and read the book on top of the monitor again.
The items needed are: Etching solution, image and blank wafers.
Will this help get you going again?