Minecraft How To

How To Make A Dispenser In Minecraft (And Use It)

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to make a dispenser in Minecraft with our how-to video and step-by-step instructions!

A Minecraft dispenser is a block used as a redstone powered component that can store up to 9 items and dispense them when activated.

How To Make A Dispenser Video Tutorial

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Available Platforms

Edition Platform Available
Java Edition Windows, Mac & Linux PC's Yes
Bedrock Edition Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, Fire OS, Windows 10 PC's Yes
Education Edition Mac, iOs 12, Windows 10 PC's Yes
PlayStation Edition PlayStation 3 & 4 Yes

Materials Needed To Make A Dispenser

  • 1 Redstone dust
  • 7 Cobblestones
  • 1 Bow

Steps To Make A Dispenser

Step 1. Open Your Crafting Menu

First, let's open your crafting table in Minecraft. You should see the same grid as in the image below.

Open the crafting table

Step 2. Add The Items To The Menu

In the crafting table, add the Redstone dust, 7 cobblestones, and bow to the grid.

You must add the redstone dust, cobblestone blocks, and bow to the grid exactly as shown in the image below. In the 1st row place down 3 cobblestones, one in each box. In the 2nd row place 1 cobblestone in the 1st box, 1 bow in the 2nd box, and 1 cobblestone in the 3rd box. In the 3rd row place 1 cobblestone in the 1st box, the Redstone dust in the 2nd box, and finally 1 cobblestone in the 3rd box. This is the Minecraft dispenser recipe.

Add The Items To The Menu

Now that you've added the items to the grid as described above, you'll notice a dispenser appear in the box on the right.

Step 3. Move The Dispenser To Your Inventory

After crafting the dispenser, you'll need to drag it down to your inventory so you can use it.

Move The Dispenser To Your Inventory

That's it! You now have a dispenser. A Minecraft dispenser is a block used as a redstone powered component that can store up to 9 items and dispense them when activated.

How to make a dispenser in Minecraft

Minecraft Dispenser Command

You can also use a Give Command to make dispensers in Minecraft. The dispenser command is available in the following game editions:

  • Java Edition
  • Pocket Edition
  • Xbox One
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Windows 10 Edition
  • Education Edition

To run the dispenser command in Minecraft, open your chat window and enter the command below depending on the version you have.

Java Edition 1.13 and higher dispenser command

/give @p dispenser 1

PE, Xbox One, Switch, Win 10, Education Edition

/give @p dispenser 1 0

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