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

In this tutorial you will 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 component that can hold up to 9 items and dispense them when activated.

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
  • Bow

Steps To Make A Dispenser

Step 1. Open Your Crafting Menu

First, let’s open your artboard in Minecraft. You should see the same grid as in the image below.

How To Make A Dispenser In Minecraft

Step 2. Add The Items To The Menu

On the craft table, add the Redstone powder, 7 cobblestones and bend to the grid.

You need to add the redstone powder, cobblestone blocks, and bend to the grid exactly as shown in the image below. In the first row, place 3 pavers, one in each box. In the second row, place 1 cobblestone in the first box, 1 arch in the second box and 1 cobblestone in the third box. In the third row, place 1 paver in the first bin, the Redstone powder in the second bin, and finally 1 paver in the third bin. This is the Minecraft dispenser recipe.

How To Make A Dispenser In Minecraft

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

Step 3. Move The Dispenser To Your Inventory

After you create the dispenser, you need to drag it to your inventory to use it.

How To Make A Dispenser In Minecraft

That is! You now have a dispenser. A Minecraft dispenser is a block used as a redstone component that can hold 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 statement to create dispensers in Minecraft. The dispenser command is available in the following editions of the game:

  • Java edition
  • Pocket edition
  • Xbox One
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Windows 10 Edition
  • Educational 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


1. What do you need to make a dispenser?

In the crafting menu, you should see a crafting area that is made up of a 3×3 crafting grid. To make a dispenser, place 7 cobblestones, 1 bow, and 1 redstone in the 3×3 crafting grid. When making a dispenser, it is important that the cobblestones, box, and redstone are placed in the exact pattern as the image below.

2. How do you power a dispenser?

A dispenser is a redstone mechanism and can be activated by: an adjacent active power component: for example, a redstone torch (except that a redstone torch does not activate a dispenser it is attached to), a block of redstone, a daylight sensor, etc.

3. Can dispensers plant seeds?

No, dispenser nor droppers can plant seeds. However, as an alternative you can put a villager farmer there and he will automatically plant seeds.

4. How do you unlock dispenser in Minecraft?

A dispenser can be “locked” by setting the dispenser’s Lock tag. If a dispenser’s Lock tag is not blank, the dispenser cannot be accessed except by players holding an item with the same name as the Lock tag’s text. A dispenser’s Lock tag can be set or unset with the data command.

How To Make A Dispenser In Minecraft Video Tutorial

In this video, we will show you how to make a dispenser in minecraft and use it.

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