Good luck. Just dont let them get the better of you, okay?
Assuming that the "them" you mean are the people telling the OP to learn something so he can crawl before trying for a moon shot I think you are wrong.
No one is trying to "get the better" of anyone. Unrealistic goals only leave you frustrated and learning absolutely nothing. Much better to learn something solid and transferable than to waste your time.
I am sure an intelligent person could figure it out easily
No, many many people have been trying for years to do this sort of thing with very limited success.
but I am in 9th grade and for that I have a VERY low budget.
I have no idea what age that makes you ( I live in the U.K and it means nothing to me ). But without test equipment and knowledge you do not stand a chance. Note knowledge and experience are not intelligence, creativity or flair. But all five are needed for your quest. So start off with something that you can do an learn from that.