How to make a dispenser in Minecraft

dispenser is a block in Minecraft which can dispense a wide variety of items. Dispensers can also be used to fire projectiles such as arrows

Minecraft Versions

Minecraft Bedrock Edition0.14.0
Minecraft Java Edition1.2.1

Required Items

  • 7 Cobblestone
  • 1 Bow
  • 1 Redstone Dust


Time needed: 1 minute.

A dispenser is crafted with a crafting table from 7 cobblestone, 1 bow and 1 redstone dust. The crafting process creates 1 dispenser for each set of ingredients used.

  1. Open the crafting menu

    With 7 cobblestone, 1 bow and 1 redstone dust in your inventory, open the crafting menu. You will be presented with the 3×3 crafting grid.

    Minecraft Make a Dispenser - Step 1

  2. Arrange the items on the crafting grid

    To make a dispenser hook, arrange the cobblestone, bow and redstone dust on the crafting grid. Each item must be placed in the position seen in the dispenser crafting recipe below. When complete, the dispenser will appear to the right of the 3×3 crafting grid.

    How to Make a Dispenser - Crafting Recipe

    The crafting recipe for a dispenser is 7 cobblestone, 1 bow and 1 redstone dust arranged in the following pattern:
    Row 1: cobblestonecobblestonecobblestone
    Row 2: cobblestonebowcobblestone
    Row 3: cobblestoneredstone dustcobblestone

  3. Place the completed dispenser in your player inventory

    Select the dispenser and move it into your player inventory.

    Minecraft Make a Dispenser - Step 3


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