Ok, well I'd love to be able to build pedals, and I've been looking at the various things on "tonepad.com", but, truth be told, I barely understand it. I have a very minimal knowledge of electronics.

Sooo, are there any websites .etc that could help me out?

Thank you!
Learn some of the basics of electronics, just google it.

Check out the sites in the sticky, heaps of info there.