How to Make a Dispenser in Minecraft?

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Minecraft is quite a popular game that is played worldwide. So, if you want to know how to make a dispenser in Minecraft, then you have landed on the right place. In this article, we will tell you about the same.

What is Minecraft?

As per Wikipedia,

Minecraft is a 2011 sandbox video game originally created by Swedish programmer Markus “Notch” Persson and later developed and published by Mojang. The creative and building aspects of Minecraft enable players to build constructions out of textured cubes in a 3D procedurally generated world.

What is a Dispenser?


It is a solid block used as a Redstone component to dispense items. It can be used as a container.

How to Make a Dispenser in Minecraft?

Step #1: The very first step begins with the collection of resources needed for making a dispenser in Minecraft. You will need to make a bow and for this, you will require 3 strings which you can easily get by killing a spider. Also, you need to make 3 stacks.

For this, you will have to place wooden planks on top of the wooden planks in the crafting grid.

Now, for the dispenser, you will need one Redstone, which you can find by digging deep underground with an iron pickaxe.

Additionally, you will have to find 7 cobblestones for which you just have to mine 7 stones. Now, you can surely move to step number 2.

Step #2: This step is concentrated around making a bow. The shape would look like some sort of a bow.  Now, to make a bow, you need to combine sticks and string in the crafting grids as mentioned.

You need to place the first stick in the center-left column of the crafting area. After this, position the two other sticks in the top and base squares of the middle column and at the right side of the column, you need to position the three strings to the right side of the column.

Now, all that you require is to craft the bow and in order to place that in your inventory you need to shift click or drag.

So, if you have managed to reach this far, then you are good to go to the next step.

Step #3: This step is concerned about crafting the dispenser, and we will be telling you how to do the same in easy and simple steps.

You will require 7 cobblestones which you will have to place into the crafting grid. Now, you need to align the cobblestones as follows:

Place three cobblestones down the left-hand column.

Place one cobblestone at the top middle square of the crafting grid.

Lastly, place the remaining three down the right-hand column.

Now, you need to add the Redstone, which requires placing at the bottom middle square.

Now, you can add the bow to the center square.

To retrieve the crafted dispenser, all that you need is to shift click or drag to your inventory.

How to Use Dispenser in Minecraft?


In this section, we will make you aware of the processes and steps required for using a dispenser in Minecraft?

The prerequisites for using a dispenser are 1 Redstone, 3 strings, 1 dispenser, 9 arrows, and 2 tripwire hooks.

First, we will learn how to place a dispenser in Minecraft?

Step #1: You need to select the dispenser from the Hotbar.

Step #2: Now, you need to place the dispenser.

For this, if you are using a PC or Mac, you will have to right click on the block.

If you are using Pocket Edition (PE), then you will have to tap on the block.

For PS3 and PS4, you need to press the L2 button on the PS controller.
Now, doing the mentioned will place the dispenser.

In the next step, we require placing the Tripwire hooks.

For this, we will make use of a Redstone device in order to activate the dispenser.

Now, you need to select the tripwire hooks in the hotbar and need to place the hook below the place where the dispenser is placed in the previous activity. After this, you need to place another hook at either side of the wall.

Now, you require placing the string on the block. One can easily do so by selecting the string in the hotbar and then highlighting the bar which is one block over the tripwire hook. Now, place the other string to the second hook and then finally complete the process by placing the third string.

In this step, we need to connect with the Redstone.

This step is as similar as the previous ones as you need to select the Redstone and then need to place the Redstone on any of the blocks which are separating the dispenser from the tripwire hook. This will result in the making of a trail of the Redstone wire.

You are just a few steps away from making the use of Dispenser in Minecraft.

Now, you need to fill the dispenser with arrows. This is where you will have to place the 9 arrows which can be shot one at a time.

Once you are done with the same, then you are all set to use the dispenser.
As soon as any player or mob will step on the tripwire, you will get to hear a click sound and will ultimately activate the tripwire circuit. This will compel the dispenser to shoot an arrow.

This way you just learned how to use a dispenser in Minecraft?

Wrapping up.

This wrapping up section brings us to the end of this tutorial cum guide on “How to make a dispenser in Minecraft?” We hope that we were efficient enough to satisfy your curiosity about this topic.

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