Engineer Wayne Stratman is used to encasing gas plasmas in glass. To create an amazing project for this year’s World Maker Faire, he blew glass into the shapes of a robot’s head, torso, and limbs, then linked them together to create a plasma-filled glass marionette. Stratman told host Sam Roberts about his plans to make PlasmaBot fully automated.

Popular Science checked out the most amazing, innovative, and crazy projects at the 2015 World Maker Faire in New York City. Watch our complete coverage here. You can hear more from Sam on SiriusXM.