I want to use a Wiimote instead of a mouse at home because it's more convenient where I use a projector as my computer screen. I bought a wireless Wii sensor bar and thought I'd be good to go but the thing takes 4 AA batteries for some reason just to run 6 infrared LED. Unless I keep using the on/off switch, it kills the batteries in 2 days so I want to rewire it to run off USB since it'll be sat on top of the tower case all the time. So my question is how to do the conversion. I know that AA batteries are 1.5 volts of DC power so 4 of them is 6 volts. Think there would be any issues with just soldering the +/- wires from a hacked up USB cable to a LED on each end and run them in series? Can I hurt my computer by the difference in voltages? What would be the best option? Should I go to an electronics store and by some new infrared LED?
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Questions on wiring and resistance for LED