It isn't intimidating. Pasta machines are common ignored kitchen appliances. You need flour, zero zero flour, olive oil, salt, egg and water. Make a little flour bowl. This dough should be worked with a dough scraper. Go for just enough liquid that your dough is soft, not sticky. It has some body. Practice will help you with kneading. You are working up the glutens to make the dough feel like baby skin. Let the dough rest.