Without better definition of a specific application environment, I don't think one can propose a general solution.Mennims wrote:Very interesting, so peltier is out of the question, so how would you guys recommend doing it? What setup would you use?
The initial thread question was "Will the RPi work in a vacuum?" without any other qualifications and I think there is plausible reason to believe the electrolytic capacitors aren't going to vent/explode and that radiative cooling may be sufficient to prevent overheating. That's probably good enough for a school weather balloon data logging project, but clearly wouldn't cut it for a life support system.
One might also need to consider (at least) solar loading for a space-based application, the impact of packaging/shielding on thermal management, other platform electronics, power/size/weight constraints for the particular application, and so forth.