I've been trying to tackle this problem for some days now. I had problems getting any good results from trace color. When i logged the mean color results instead i noticed that something wasn't right. The results i get seem to be ok at first, but after some seconds all i get is a value similar to this: Rmean: 254 Gmean: 254 Bmean: 254 Rdev: 131 Gdev: 131 Bdev: 135
According to the manual, Get Mean color should return values between 16 and 240 only. Changing the lightning in the room doesn't change the values.
So, what could be the issue? The batteries perhaps? Though according to my battery meter they seem to be in good shape. Could it be the lens focus? I'm not sure if it`s right adjusted at all cause i can`t connect the CMUcam to the computer directly and therefore not see any dumped frames... however, i have tried with different settings of the lens. Could it be infrared light that ruins the image? I read somewhere that infrared could ruin the image pretty well and will make the image look almost black and white. Though, i have tested with total darkness, and i still get these weird values.
Thanks in advance and have a great day,