Matt’s go what appears to be a cheapo Radio Shack de-soldering iron. You know the one, with the little squeezy-bulb. Using a solenoid and hacking a volleyball pump he’s made it a push-button experience.
The results from the video seem pretty adequate. I would like to see the components stepped up, and a little more vacuum. None the less it still looks easier than squeezing the little bulb on each joint. Maybe adding a finger-tip trigger too. I know I have one of those irons around here somewhere, I’ll have to try this hack out myself.