Creating footprint for HDC1080DMBT humidity and temperature sensor


#1

Hi,

I’m new in Kicad and I;m interested in how to find/create footprints?

For example I need footprint for this component HDC1080DMBT: http://www.ti.com/lit/ds/symlink/hdc1080.pdf
I’m not sure what to do. Is it better to download existing footprint (if so, how to be sure it is good one) or to create a new one.

Thanks,
Goran


#2

There is a housing_son library. I haven’t upgraded in a while but there isn’t much in it. I haven’t upgraded my libraries for a while though. The only 6 pin I see is 1.5X1.5mm though. About half the size you need. You might have to make this one.


#3

Thanks for quick response. I can make it, together with some other I’m missing.
After I make them, is there a way I can sent libraries to you, so you can verify them and include them in your library, so every one can use them.


#4

See http://kicad-pcb.org/libraries/contribute/ and especially KLC. Be warned that the accepting process may be long and difficult (so I have heard).


#5

The librarians could use a little (or a lot of?) help but they have said that most of the ‘long’ part is contributers not responding back to them over issues.


#6

@gocidl - have you created KiCad footprint for HDC1080 sensor?

If yes, could you please share it with me?


#7

https://www.snapeda.com/symbols-footprints/HPP845E031R5/TE%20Connectivity%20Measurement%20Specialties/view-part/?ref=te_rel seems to be OK (the same package type) but it needs some work. Dimensions are good.


#8

Please don’t copy Snapeda parts to the KiCad GitHub libraries, they are copyright.
Nothing wrong with using them in your project though.


#9

You’re right, but KiCad libraries are under copyright, too, and SnapEDA uses almost the same licence. Their Design Exclusion is differently worded. Strictly speaking it’s a different licence and those footprints shouldn’t be copied to KiCad official library.