09/30/2013 at 02:00 PM EDT
It's another crafty costume for Bill Nye.
Provided the injured Science Guy
gets to perform on Monday night's Dancing with the Stars
, he'll be clad in a robot suit with lights and a bow tie.
Nye, 57, was said to be "in good spirits" after a partially tearing a ligament last week when he tripped on the cuff of his pants mid-dance with partner Tyne Stecklein, claiming the first big injury of the season.
"We plan to dance!" Nye wrote on Instagram
. "Stand by."