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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    15 Discussions

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    jadon0506
    jadon0506

    8 hours 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

    4 months ago on Step 12

    every thing get stuck in the first hopper

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    jadon0506
    jadon0506

    Reply 8 hours ago

    take everything from the bottom hopper. Or you did not do it correctly.

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    A _dude_ 2
    A _dude_ 2

    Question 6 months ago on Step 1

    can you use any block like wood or only wool

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    JacobFrules
    JacobFrules

    Answer 5 months ago

    Yes, you can use any block. I just prefer to use wool.

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    jadon0506
    jadon0506

    Reply 8 hours ago

    because it is soft.......

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    kylespencer.go
    kylespencer.go

    Answer 2 months ago

    I used something that does not burn to lava so I can link it up to an Iron golem farm and throw the poppys away in the lava

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    ajones21122
    ajones21122

    Question 5 months 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 5 months ago

    Yes, it does need spaces between each section.

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    16Runnera
    16Runnera

    Reply 3 months ago

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

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    arjunkalapala
    arjunkalapala

    5 months 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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    nng1460
    nng1460

    Question 6 months ago on Step 8

    when you say the 'top' hopper is it the one connected to to chest or the comparator

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    JacobFrules
    JacobFrules

    Answer 5 months ago

    The top hopper is the one connected to the comparator.

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    Granite26
    Granite26

    7 months ago on Step 8

    I've looked at a number of these, and this is probably the clearest and best example of how to construct a sorter. My issue is that there's no descriptions of how this actually WORKS.

    My understanding is that the Hopper you fill up with the ID material catches more material of that type (only, because it's full) and tries to push it out to the (first) comparitor. This acts as a signal trigger the the ~comparitor~ repeater which triggers off the redstone torch, allowing the bottom hopper to pull 1 item (theoretically the item just added to the top hopper).

    Is that about it?

    Thanks

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    JacobFrules
    JacobFrules

    9 months ago on Step 12

    Thank you so much for over 2000 views! This is the most people to have gathered in one place ever for me, so I am very thankful. You now own my gratitude.