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Blynk Edgent WiFi provisioning and ESP-NOW on an ESP32

I have an existing project that consists of multiple ESP32 devices communicating via ESP-NOW.
There is a master device that both sends to and receives from all other devices. I would like to add and Edgent functionality for WiFi provisioning and also OTA updates.

If I simply add the Edgent example to my project, I can get Edgent up and running perfectly - the WiFi provisioning and also the OTA are working as expected. However, as soon as BlynkEdgent.begin(); is called, it instantly breaks all ESP-NOW communication, and I am not experienced enough with Blynk to understand exactly what is causing this.

Is there an example or an existing project I could reference that has both Edgent and ESP-NOW running simultaneously?

Rowan

I have tried using a barebones example to try incorporate the two as a proof of concept. This is the code Iā€™m using, based on the latest ESP32 Edgent example

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  Blynk library is licensed under MIT license
 *************************************************************
  Blynk.Edgent implements:
  - Blynk.Inject - Dynamic WiFi credentials provisioning
  - Blynk.Air    - Over The Air firmware updates
  - Device state indication using a physical LED
  - Credentials reset using a physical Button
 *************************************************************/

/* Fill in information from your Blynk Template here */
/* Read more: https://bit.ly/BlynkInject */
#define BLYNK_TEMPLATE_ID "TMPLXKNDXvcy"
#define BLYNK_TEMPLATE_NAME "OTA Test"

#define BLYNK_FIRMWARE_VERSION        "0.2.1"

#define BLYNK_PRINT Serial
//#define BLYNK_DEBUG

#define APP_DEBUG

#include "BlynkEdgent.h"
#include <WiFi.h>
#include <esp_now.h>

// Define the ESP-NOW peer address of the other ESP32
uint8_t peerAddress[] = {0x34, 0x94, 0x54, 0xE5, 0xC0, 0xF8};

// Define the data structure for sending and receiving data over ESP-NOW
struct espNowData {
  int data1;
  float data2;
};

// Define the ESP-NOW send callback function
void OnDataSent(const uint8_t *mac_addr, esp_now_send_status_t status) {
  if (status != ESP_NOW_SEND_SUCCESS) {
    Serial.println("Data send failed");
  }
}

// Define the ESP-NOW receive callback function
void OnDataRecv(const uint8_t *mac_addr, const uint8_t *data, int len) {
  // Cast the data buffer to the espNowData structure
  espNowData receivedData;
  memcpy(&receivedData, data, sizeof(receivedData));
  
  // Process the received data
  Serial.print("Received data: ");
  Serial.print(receivedData.data1);
  Serial.print(", ");
  Serial.println(receivedData.data2);
}

BLYNK_CONNECTED()
{
  Blynk.virtualWrite(V0, BLYNK_FIRMWARE_VERSION);
}

void setup()
{
  Serial.begin(115200);
  delay(100);

  // Print Mac Address.
  Serial.println();
  Serial.print("ESP Board MAC Address:  ");
  Serial.println(WiFi.macAddress());

  // Connect to WiFi and Blynk
  BlynkEdgent.begin();

  // Initialize ESP-NOW
  WiFi.mode(WIFI_STA);
  if (esp_now_init() != ESP_OK) {
    Serial.println("ESP-NOW initialization failed");
    return;
  }
  
  // Register the ESP-NOW send callback function
  esp_now_register_send_cb(OnDataSent);
  
  // Register the ESP-NOW receive callback function
  esp_now_register_recv_cb(OnDataRecv);
  
  // Register the peer address
  esp_now_peer_info_t peerInfo;
  memset(&peerInfo, 0, sizeof(peerInfo));
  memcpy(peerInfo.peer_addr, peerAddress, sizeof(peerAddress));
  peerInfo.channel = 1;
  peerInfo.encrypt = false;
  if (esp_now_add_peer(&peerInfo) != ESP_OK) {
    Serial.println("Error adding ESP-NOW peer");
    return;
  }
  
  
}

void loop() {
  // Send data over ESP-NOW
  espNowData sendData = {123, 3.14};
  esp_err_t result = esp_now_send(peerAddress, (uint8_t *) &sendData, sizeof(sendData));
  if (result != ESP_OK) {
    Serial.println("Data send failed");
  }
  else {
    Serial.print("Sent data: ");
    Serial.print(sendData.data1);
    Serial.print(", ");
    Serial.println(sendData.data2);
  }
  delay(1000);
  // Process Blynk events
  BlynkEdgent.run();
}

If I comment out BlynkEdgent.run(), ESP-NOW works flawlessly. However, as soon as BlynkEdgent.run() is called, it seems to break ESP-NOW, resulting in :

ESPNOW: esp now not init!

Can anyone point me in the right direction to getting them to run simultaneously?