Every year, Legacy High School robotics team The IncrediBULLS builds a working robot from scratch. With raw materials such as aluminum and screws, they brainstorm and build a mechanical creation, programming it to respond to the world. Six weeks is all they have though, so they work hand-in-hand with professional scientists and engineers as they explore the fundamentals of STEM subjects—science, technology, engineering, and mechanics—and dip their toes into scientific-career fields. Once they complete the robot, the team showcases it at community events, such as the Las Vegas Science Festival, to spread the word about the program and the brightness of their futures. Then, they compete against other high-school teams from around the country at the 2013 FIRST Robotics Competition, striving for the national title.
See how Groupon helps you discover local causes and lend a helping hand at the Groupon Grassroots blog.
The technicians at 3D Baby Kisses are in the business of making introductions. Using 3D ultrasounds, they let parents meet their babies face to face and, in videos, watch them kicking, yawning, and waving in the womb. The studio team prints ultrasound photos and burns DVDs of the sessions for parents-to-be to take home.
The accommodating staff at Mr. Cleaners coaxes stains and blemishes from garments six days a week and offers same-day service. Aside from restoring typical wardrobe items, such as pants, blouses, and suits, to wearable condition, the staff also rekindles the cushy fabrics of sleeping bags, wedding gowns, and superhero capes disguised as blankets. The shop’s alterations experts amend ill-fitting clothes so owners can snuggle into their favorite formal wear of the past.
Bolstered by 50 years of dry-cleaning excellence, the professional staff at Martinizing Dry Cleaners uses modern, eco-friendly processes to tease grime out of garments. Treat a three-piece suit ($11.75), skirt ($5.52+), or chain-mail bathing suit to one of the dry deterger's many services, all performed on-premise to discourage sweaters ($5.19+) and ties ($3.48) from joining fugitive socks. Martinizing offers complimentary pickup and delivery at home or the office within a limited area. Call ahead for delivery availability.
StorageOne secures excess belongings, from seasonal furniture and spare cars to business-related filings, within individual, air-cooled storage units. Spaces range from 5'x5' (a $35 value per month), great for storing a winter wardrobe or personal library, to drive-up 10'x30' units (a $245 value per month), which can house a large vehicle or several man caves.
Selected Best Vet of 2011 in North Las Vegas by Best Vet in Town, The gentle veterinarians and staff members at Ann Road Animal Hospital tailor animal medical services and house furry friends at a luxurious pet hotel. Canines inspect every inch of ample dog runs during three daily walks, and cats explore one comfortable spot of a luxurious cat condo during 45 daily naps. In between basking at their private or shared suites, domestic critters dine on Science Diet or their own special blends before curling up on clean bedding. Thorough medical examinations use state-of-the-art equipment to scour pets for any abnormalities or symptoms of disease, and stylish grooming prevents rebellious canines from growing their hair out and joining anarchist communes of sheep dogs.