[SOLVED] Connecting to Blynk with Sparkfun ESP8266


I am new to Arduino so hopefully this tricky question for me is rather easy for all of you. I have connected a Whiteboxlab Tentacle shield to my Arduino Uno and added a Sparkfun ESP8266 wifi shield. My hope is that I can stream live data such as temperature and water pH to my phone remotely! I know all the shields are working properly as I ran through all the steps and the sample script given at https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/esp8266-wifi-shield-hookup-guide. Unfortunately, that is where my good luck stopped as I am having the hardest time connect my data to an platform such as Blynk. I have exhausted my google and youtube searches and I read through all the trouble shooting FAQs online. I am more than happy to post scripts, error messages, library’s, etc. to anyone who can help.


Welcome to the Blynk forum. I think you are the 2nd topic on the same Arduino & ESP issue within 24 hours.

We recommend you start any project by checking out the Documentation, Help Center and Sketch builder… Links all at the upper right of this screen.

For example


Or just the ESP8266 by itself:


Uno with Sparkfun's ESP8266 Shield Would be helpful but whenever I try to run the script that seemed to work for others i get the error that I need #include <ESP8266_SoftSer.h> which is completely MIA.

You didn’t mention what that MIA #include was. Make sure you have properly installed all the correct ESP8266 libraries and board support in your IDE as well as all the Blynk libraries… listed here: