How to Make an Item Sorter in Minecraft

Introduction: How to Make an Item Sorter in Minecraft

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This is an 11-step tutorial on how to make an item sorter in Minecraft!

Step 1: Wool

Place wool blocks of any colour into the shape shown.

Step 2: Repeater + Redstone + Comparator

Add a repeater into the middle of the shape, Redstone on the top right and top middle, and a comparator on the top left.

Step 3: Redstone Torch

Add a redstone torch onto the left middle and add a block in front of it.

Step 4: Chest

Add a chest on top of the block.

Step 5: Item Frame

Add an item frame below the chest, and add the item that will be sorted into that chest.

Step 6: Hoppers

Add two hoppers, one connecting to the chest and one connected TO THE COMPARATOR.

Step 7: Repeat

Do this as many times as you need to.

Step 8: Sorting

To make sure your machine knows which chest to sort what in, place the block you want in that certain chest into the top hopper, above that chest, in the order shown.

Step 9: Chest

1 block above the furthest away hopper, add a floating chest, or double chest.

Step 10: Items

Add the items that you are sorting into the chest.

Step 11: Hopper Chain

Add a chain of hoppers to from your chest to the end hopper.

Step 12: Done!

You have completed your item sorter!

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    29 Comments

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    ajones21122
    ajones21122

    Question 1 year ago

    Does it need the spaces inbetween each section?

    Also mine won't sort anything past the third top hooper that feeds the items. Any ideas

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    JacobFrules
    JacobFrules

    Answer 1 year ago

    Yes, it does need spaces between each section.

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    jadon0506
    jadon0506

    Reply 1 day ago

    wait but according to the minecraft wiki it is tileable

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    matthew.lit12
    matthew.lit12

    Reply 6 months ago

    Are u sure?

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    16Runnera
    16Runnera

    Reply 1 year ago

    if you turn the chests sideways, then it works with the chests next to each other

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    JacobFrules
    JacobFrules

    Reply 3 months ago

    it should do, although i've never tested on bedrock

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    jadon0506
    jadon0506

    Tip 5 months ago on Step 6

    tip on the 6th place a chest where the comparator is then place the hopper destroy the chest place the comparator

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    dougtheloremaster
    dougtheloremaster

    9 months ago

    You are amazing. Using your guide helped inspire me to create a sorting computer that works by remote. <3 this was a problem bugging me for a while and thanks to your guide it all fit into place.
    Mods used: Tiny mob farms (sheep) Mekanism (teleporter cables and the massive inventory bins of 233k capacity)
    Simple Storage Network (for inventory components and link cables)
    Here's a screenshot of the machine I built.

    2021-02-22_21.13.37.png
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    keii.kun24
    keii.kun24

    Reply 9 months ago

    have any idea on how to make the sorter into a password protected door as i am trying to make one and have no idea how

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    matthew.lit12
    matthew.lit12

    Reply 6 months ago

    Basically, you link a comparator to the output chest (the bottom one) and then a repeater taking the output of the comparator to Redstone on the other side. Then u link that up to the door

    like if ^ is chest, * is comparator, and % is repeater it would be like this.

    ^*%
    (with % facing away from comparator, not in to comparator)

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    JacobFrules
    JacobFrules

    Reply 7 months ago

    thank you

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    arjunkalapala
    arjunkalapala

    1 year ago

    Dear JacobFrules, thank you for posting this, I now have a sorter for every item in the game! Anyway thanks for these instructions. It is super easy!

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    JacobFrules
    JacobFrules

    Reply 7 months ago

    no problemo

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    sirenheadorange
    sirenheadorange

    12 months ago

    ok i just built mine just how you said to and nothing is going through. nothing goes past the first hopper. no i did not build it wrong this thing will not work

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    JacobFrules
    JacobFrules

    Reply 7 months ago

    maybe you are in the wrong version? everyone else’s seem to be working...

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    yeeter5010
    yeeter5010

    10 months ago

    Amazing build! I just tried it and it works perfectly! I have tried a lot of designs but this one actually works. I did this on a larger scale with 100 chests and it still works!

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    JacobFrules
    JacobFrules

    Reply 7 months ago

    thats awesome :)

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    jadon0506
    jadon0506

    1 year ago

    Hi jacobs, i have anothher vid on how to make one. Go to youtube and type in item sorter pixlriffs.

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    A _dude_ 2
    A _dude_ 2

    1 year ago on Step 12

    every thing get stuck in the first hopper