Redstone is probably the most versatile resource you can find in Minecraft. Not only can it be used to craft certain items, but it can also be used to power up certain blocks to get special use out of them. Enter the Dispenser, a block that can, unsurprisingly, dispense items from it. Here’s how to get your own distributor and how to make it work.
There are two ways to acquire a dispenser in Minecraft. First, you can find them hidden like a trap in the jungle temples. Take a pickaxe and break it to pick it up. If you try to take it without a spike, only the contents inside will fall out.
How to make a Dealer in Minecraft?
Minecraft Dispenser (image via. minecraft.net)
Players need the following items to create a Dispenser in Minecraft:
Where to find a Dispenser in naturally generated structures
The only naturally generated structure where you can find vending machines are jungle temples. However, this is not loot in a chest, but parts of a trap. If you manage to avoid being skewered, you can break this trap and pick up the dispensers, which probably contain arrows as well.
Dispensers have a wide variety of functions that involve issuing items and blocks. If you turn any of them on with Redstone, you can activate them from afar or even set them to run automatically. Due to the range of functions of a dispenser, they can be used for defense, farming, and much more, depending on what you put in them. There are 9 empty slots within a Dispenser where you can place items, with each slot capable of holding a full stack. You can use redstone torches, crowbars, and more, as well as lines of redstone powder to create gadgets with dispensers.
How to use a Dispenser?
A dispenser can be activated from any type of redstone pulse. This includes buttons, pressure plates, levers, redstone blocks, and other sources of redstone pulses. When a Dealer receives a Redstone Pulse, they distribute a single item at random from one of their 9 inventory slots. It requires a minimum of 1 Redstone Tick Pulse or it will crash and not work. The dispenser in Minecraft has other uses such as dispensing water or lava if their respective buckets are in the dispenser. You will also pick them up when you receive a Redstone Pulse.
A Dispenser in Minecraft can also activate a Nether Portal if it contains Flint and Steel. Note that whenever the durability of flint and steel is reduced. The dispensers will launch projectile items such as arrows, potions, snowballs, eggs, etc. You can also auto-equip animal accessories like saddles and armor for all monsters and llamas. Ships will be distributed as entities if they face the direction that is above the water. You can equip armor on players and mobs with an empty inventory slot near the dispenser.