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How ton run program without connected to wifi or internet, use blynk only to monitor when it required

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How ton run program without wifi, use blynk only to monitor when it required.

I have searches the same topic but they use different library or device so it’s not work in my project.
They use ESP8266Wifi.h and etherned. I use esp8266_lib.h as the library.

I use arduino mega and esp8266 as a shield.
I want to run my program without it connected to wifi, but I want the device send data to blynk when it required and anytime I want. It temporary data not a historycal data so it doesn’t need to save data to blynk cloud server.

Here is my code

#define A 22
#define B 23
#define C 24
#define D 25
int counter = 0;
int diam;
int akhir;
float volt;
#define BLYNK_PRINT Serial
#include <ESP8266_Lib.h>
#include <BlynkSimpleShieldEsp8266.h>

// You should get Auth Token in the Blynk App.
// Go to the Project Settings (nut icon).
char auth[] = "54737a98fcd843968facd53968b53691";

// Your WiFi credentials.
// Set password to "" for open networks.
char ssid[] = "jonihermawanto";
char pass[] = "123456789";

// Hardware Serial on Mega, Leonardo, Micro...
#define EspSerial Serial1

// or Software Serial on Uno, Nano...
//#include <SoftwareSerial.h>
//SoftwareSerial EspSerial(2, 3); // RX, TX

// Your ESP8266 baud rate:
#define ESP8266_BAUD 115200

ESP8266 wifi(&EspSerial);


BlynkTimer timer;
void saya(){
  int sensorValue = analogRead(A14);
  float volt = sensorValue*(5.00/1023.00);
  Serial.print("voltase :  ");
  Serial.println (volt);
    Blynk.virtualWrite(V4, volt);
}
void lampu(){
  int sensorValue = analogRead(A14);
  float volt = sensorValue*(5.00/1023.00);
  if (volt>=4.01){
    digitalWrite(C, HIGH);}
    else if (volt <=3.82){
      digitalWrite(D,HIGH);}
      else {digitalWrite(C,LOW); digitalWrite(D,LOW);}}

void sensor(){
  diam=digitalRead(A);
  if (diam!=akhir){
    if(digitalRead(B)!=diam){
      counter ++;
      }else{
        counter --;}
      Serial.print("Posisi :  ");
      Serial.println(counter);
       Blynk.virtualWrite(V5, counter);}
      akhir=diam;}


void setup (){
  pinMode(A, INPUT);
  pinMode(B, INPUT);
  pinMode(C, OUTPUT);
  pinMode(D, OUTPUT);
  Serial.begin (9600);
  akhir=digitalRead(A);
  timer.setInterval(1000, saya);
  timer.setInterval(100 , sensor);
  timer.setInterval(10, lampu);
  

  // Set ESP8266 baud rate
  EspSerial.begin(ESP8266_BAUD);
  delay(10);

  Blynk.begin(auth, wifi, ssid, pass);
  // You can also specify server:
  //Blynk.begin(auth, wifi, ssid, pass, "blynk-cloud.com", 80);
  //Blynk.begin(auth, wifi, ssid, pass, IPAddress(192,168,1,100), 8080);
}

void loop (){
  if (Blynk.connected()){
  Blynk.run();}
  timer.run();
}

Just an idea (and untested), but maybe you could use another timer that would then call the blynk connection stuff, then add a button in blynk to disconnect.

in setup add

timer.setInterval(120000, connect); //run every 2 minutes

and remove (?)

Blynk.begin(auth, wifi, ssid, pass);

and then add to code


BLYNK_CONNECTED() {
Blynk.syncAll();
}

void connect();
{

  bool result = Blynk.connected();
   if (!result)
   {
  Blynk.begin(auth, wifi, ssid, pass);
   }
}


BLYNK_WRITE(V0) //button widget on V0, set to switch
{   
  int value = param.asInt(); // Get value as integer

  if (value == 1)
{
// Send integer
Blynk.virtualWrite(V0, 0); //turn switch off
delay(100);
Blynk.disconnect();
delay(100);
WiFi.disconnect(); //???
}

}

You could probably do something similar using a physical button (to connect and disconnect) as well.

yes , physical button is needed, else you can’t reconnect to blynk server

The re-connection would happen automatically with the use of the timed routine.

But the button option could be implemented additionally, or instead of, to force a re-connection on demand.

is that he wants to do

Sounds like he wants both.

I was just throwing an example out there to give an idea how it might be done.

The adding a button would be simple. Just add another timed routine and check button/pin state. if pressed, start the connection process. If a switch was used, one state could be to connect, the other to disconnect.

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In reference to both your topics about these libraries… This is part of your issue…

The ESP8266 in your case is ONLY acting as a Serial to WiFi transceiver (AKA as Shield), thus it uses different libraries and has different functions then a full standalone ESP8266.

I also use a Mega with ESP as shield… and am able to run without Blynk connection via this code…

This is for an auto reconnection routine…

#include <WiFi.h>
#include <ESP8266_Lib.h>  // ESP-01 Link
#include <BlynkSimpleShieldEsp8266.h>  // ESP-01 Link
void setup() {
  // stuff...
  wifi.setDHCP(1, 1, 1); //Enable dhcp in station mode and save in flash of esp8266
  Blynk.config(wifi, auth, server, port);
  if (Blynk.connectWiFi(ssid, pass)) {
    Blynk.connect();
  }
  // stuff...
}
void loop() {
  timer.run();
  if (Blynk.connected()) {  // If connected run as normal
    Blynk.run();
  } else if (ReCnctFlag == 0) {  // If NOT connected and not already tring to reconnect, set timer to try to reconnect in 30 seconds
    ReCnctFlag = 1;  // Set reconnection Flag
    Serial.println("Starting reconnection timer in 30 seconds...");
    timer.setTimeout(30000L, []() {  // Lambda Reconnection Timer Function
      ReCnctFlag = 0;  // Reset reconnection Flag
      ReCnctCount++;  // Increment reconnection Counter
      Serial.print("Attempting reconnection #");
      Serial.println(ReCnctCount);
      wifi.setDHCP(1, 1, 1); //Enable dhcp in station mode and save in flash of esp8266
      Blynk.config(wifi, auth, server, port);
      Blynk.connect();  // Try to reconnect to the server
      if (Blynk.connectWiFi(ssid, pass)) {
        Blynk.connect();
      }
    });  // END Timer Function
  }
}

This is NOT drop in code… you will need to examine it and extrapolate what you need for your own projects…

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Hi everyone,

I tried to use a physical push button, and programmed it like this:
> if (digitalRead(switch))
> * {*
> * delay(200);*
> * Blynk.begin(auth, ssid, pass);*
> * }*

and successfully the circuit worked as a separate (like in offline mode) and once I pressed the switch it connects to WiFi then to Blynk.

BUT >>>>>

by checking serial monitor I found the board is restarting every 1:2 seconds with this error:

[5001] Connecting to 0.0.0.0
/home/runner/work/esp32-arduino-lib-builder/esp32-arduino-lib-builder/esp-idf/components/freertos/queue.c:1442 (xQueueGenericReceive)- assert failed!
abort() was called at PC 0x400893c5 on core 1

Backtrace: 0x4008cfc4:0x3ffb1d20 0x4008d1*****

Rebooting…
ets Jun 8 2016 00:22:57

rst:0xc (SW_CPU_RESET),boot:0x13 (SPI_FAST_FLASH_BOOT)
configsip: 0, SPIWP:0xee
clk_drv:0x00,q_drv:0x00,d_drv:0x00,cs0_drv:0x00,hd_drv:0x00,wp_drv:0x00
mode:DIO, clock div:1
load:0x3fff0018,len:4
load:0x3fff001c,len:1216
ho 0 tail 12 room 4
load:0x40078000,len:9720
ho 0 tail 12 room 4
load:0x40080400,len:6352
entry 0x400806b8

If you have a comment please share.

Thanks all.
Mohamed

It seems to be a hardware issue, not a blynk issue.
I assume you are using an ESP32

I spent most of Friday trying to figure-out why some code for the ESP32 worked fine until I added-in an ArduinoOTA.begin() command, at which point I started getting constant reboots with an assert failed command.

It turns-out that I had some files missing from the Arduino/hardware folder, which only came to light when I went into Boards Manager and stared getting warning messages. Once I re-installed the ESP32 core all was good.

The strange thing was that I was able to compile and run a much more complex piece of code without any problem, which also used OTA, so I assumed my IDE install was good.

It feels like I’m a newbie all over again now I’ve started using ESP32s :dizzy_face:

Pete.

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I am using ArduinoOTA.begin() too,
and I use ESP32 core V 1.04
All is running well for me :thinking:

All running well for me now, after re-installing the ESP32 core :slightly_smiling_face:

Pete.

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