The best meat delivery and subscription services in 2020

Meat knows no season, really; a perfect food to sear over open flames on grills all summer or in your favorite cast iron skillet during the colder seasons. No matter the month or method, a quality steak or burger is a thing of beauty and we’ll pounce on any excuse to have one.  If you’re fortunate, you have access to prime cuts of juicy steak, organic chicken and quality ground beef (with actual flavor) wherever you live. But if you don’t have a reliable butcher (or good grocery store meat department), or if you’re just constantly pressed for time, meat delivery services and online butchers are here to help make life easier. Read more: The best meal kit delivery services | Best coolers | Best gifts for foodies | Best gifts for your girlfriend | The best sausages to order online for the big game As with meal kit subscriptions and grocery delivery services, companies providing meat delivery and butcher subscriptions have proliferated in the past several years and with so many meat delivery services many have sought to fill a specific niche sub-category of the market. Some specialize in grass-fed or wagyu beef while others focus on a wider range of organic c...

LEDs look great no matter how you use them, but sometimes you want to hide them

LEDs look great no matter how you use them, but sometimes you want to hide them from direct view. [Charlyn] found a great way to do that, using a special material designed just for the purpose. [Charlyn] built a ring as a piece of fashion jewelry, hooking up a Gemma M0 microcontroller to a Neopixel Jewel, which packs 7 individual LEDs. The hardware is secreted away inside an enclosure featuring both 3D-printed and lasercut parts. Rather than openly show off the electronics, it’s all hidden away inside. Instead, a piece of black Chemcast LED acrylic is used, which allows LED light to shine through, while otherwise appearing opaque. Those interested in learning more can check out the product details on the manufacturer site. It’s a great way to make a subtle costume piece that only reveals its flashier side when you so decide. We’ve seen badges use similar techniques on PCBs to great effect, too. Video after the break. I worked at a place that got a new outdoor sign in 1996 that had a black logo during the day, and it turned white at night when the lights inside the sign turned on. I remember they made a big deal out of it when they commissioned it. It had to have been something m...