My name is Nuno, I'm from Portugal and completely new at Arduino, although I have some knowledge on programming, and very curious about all this kind of stuff... electronics and all.
So... here's what I wanna do. I'm installing a Nexus 7 on the dash of my Chevrolet Cruze and wanted it to boot as soon as I turn the ignition.
The tablet will be powered via lighter socket with a 2A USB charger and the OEM USB cable.
Open up the tablet and hard-wire a momentary push button onto the power-button connectors, which I can place somewhere on the console, since I won't be able to access the original power-button;
Make the same hard-wire but connecting it to some kind of circuit that, powered by USB, detects it received current and triggers something that emulates the press of a physical push-button for about two seconds.
Will someone help me on this? I don't even know if it requires Arduino or something more simple. Anyway... I'm widely open to suggestions.