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How To Make A Dropper In Minecraft

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to make a dropper in Minecraft!

Minecraft droppers are blocks that can be used as storage containers, holding up to 9 items, or as a redstone component to move items.

How To Make A Dropper Video Tutorial

In this video, watch as we show you how to make a dropper using the dropper recipe and show you how to use it.

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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 Required To Make A Dropper

  • 1 Redstone dust
  • 7 Cobblestones

Steps To Craft A Dropper

Step 1. Open Your Crafting Menu

To make a dropper, let's first 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 Redstone And Cobblestones To The Menu

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

You must add the items 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 down 1 cobblestone in the 1st box and 1 cobblestone in the 3rd box. In the 3rd row place 1 cobblestone in the 1st box, 1 redstone dust in the 2nd box, and 1 cobblestone in the 3rd box. This is the Minecraft dropper recipe.

Add The Redstone And Cobblestones To The Menu

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

Step 3. Move The Dropper To Your Inventory

After crafting the dropper, you'll need to drag it down to your inventory for use.

Move The Dropper To Your Inventory

That's it! You now have a dropper. Minecraft droppers are blocks that can be used as storage containers, holding up to 9 items, or as a redstone component to move items.

How to make a dropper in Minecraft

Minecraft Dropper Command

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

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

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

Java Edition 1.13 and higher dropper command

/give @p dropper 1

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

/give @p dropper 1 0

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