Alicia is the editor and author of Building Open Source Hardware: DIY Manufacturing for Hackers and Makers. It is a handy resource for any manufacturing.
Alicia is the director of the Blow Things Up Lab, part of the Atlas Institute at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Light up LEGO blocks are available at Build Upons.
The LilyPad Arduino has many sewable electronics components.
You can find more talks and hacks on Alicia’s personal site, aliciagibb.com.