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Top 4 uses for Hoppers in Minecraft

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(Image via Minecraft Fandom)
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Hopper is an item in Minecraft that players can use to transfer other items from one place to another. Hoppers are used to transfer items to chests and other places in Minecraft.

Hoppers are crafted using five iron ingots, a chest, and a crafting table. Players will first need to craft a chest using wooden planks, then take the finished chest and store it in their inventory.

Next, reopen the crafting menu and place the chest in the middle of the 3x3 crafting grid. Place five iron ingots in a V shape around the chest. This will create the hopper (sort of the shape of a tornado.)

This article will dive into the top four uses for hoppers in Minecraft


4 things Hoppers can be used for in Minecraft

Transporting items

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(Image via Minecraft101)

Hoppers can be used to transport items around in Minecraft.

Hoppers 'snap-on' to the chests, so things can automatically dispense into them. When players place the items into the hopper on the left, they automatically fall into the chest.


Minecart delivery system

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(Image via Minecraft wiki)

Hoppers can be used as a delivery method inside of a Minecart. A Minecart with a Hopper inside of it pulls in items that are nearby to it at a speed of up to 20 items per second.

Hoppers can also drop items into a Minecart at a rate of 2.5 items per second. To attach a Hopper to a Minecart, place the Hopper above the Minecart in the crafting menu. It will combine the two on the right side.


Storage container

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(Image via Minecraft Fandom)

Sometimes, Hoppers can be used as a storage container as well. Since Hopper has five slots of inventory space, players can use these spots to place five items that they don't have room for at the time.

Players can place five items above the larger inventory of the Hopper that will be dispensed. The top five slots serve as a mini chest.


Redstone component

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(Image via Sportskeeda)

Hopper's behavior is the opposite of most Redstone inventions. Instead of the item being signaled on when given a Redstone signal, it turns off instead. Powered Hoppers are often referred to as "locked" and unpowered Hoppers are described as "unlocked."

A Redstone dust trail that leads into a block that touches the Hopper can lock it since soft powdered blocks control Hoppers.

Edited by Srijan Sen
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