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First Appearance Minecraft 1.5
Type of Block Redstone, Containers
Stackable Yes 64

Hoppers are redstone blocks added in the Redstone Update, making its first appearance in snapshot 13w01a. Hoppers have several integral uses, such as moving items that fall on top of it into a chest or other container below or storing it inside its own storage. Hoppers can be used for automatic grinders and traps that require less player attention.

Hoppers can also be controlled by redstone. If one powers the hopper, it will stop funneling items. When switched again, the movement of items will reactivate. The hopper can connect to other hoppers and other containers (chests, furnaces, droppers, etc.) When a redstone comparator is placed next to the hopper it can detect how many items are inside and will output a redstone signal depending on how many items the hopper has in it (This is the same with all other containers if over 22 items in it). This can also be used to make a "Hopper Clock."

Hopper collection of items occurs for items anywhere in the grid immediately above it; when a partial block is above it and an item falls on that, the collection happens "through the floor".


Hopper Minecart with Hopper
Iron Ingot None Iron Ingot None None None
Iron Ingot Chest Iron Ingot None Hopper None
None Iron Ingot None None Minecart None