Building an IR Universal Remote for OpenHAB (Part 2)

    This is part two of the Universal Rremote for OpenHAB project.  In this part, we will install and configure the Lirc software on our Raspberry Pi.  Part 1 of the article (Building the hardware) is located here:  Building an IR Universal Remote for OpenHAB (Part 1)

Building an IR Universal Remote for OpenHAB (Part 1)

    This is the first part of a multi-part project to build an IR receiver/transmitter that will work with my existing remote and talk with my OpenHAB server. 

Secure HAProxy with Let's Encrypt

I currently run Octoprint on a Raspberry Pi that is hooked up to be 3D printer. This setup uses HAProxy to provider the web front end for the user.  I am in the process of securing all my systems so they use SSL (https) and I this article documents how I added SSL to HSProxy using a Let's Encrypt certificate. 


Upgrading Java on Raspberry pi

I required a later version on Java that the one that came with Raspbian.  This was required for OpenHAB.  So how do you upgrade your version of Java?  Run the following commands:

sudo su 
echo "deb xenial main" | tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/webupd8team-java.list
echo "deb-src xenial main" | tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/webupd8team-java.list
apt-key adv --keyserver hkp:// --recv-keys EEA14886
apt-get update
apt-get install oracle-java8-installer