Required Materials to Make a Hopper
You need 5 iron ingots and 1 chest on the crafting table to make a hopper:
How to Make Iron Ingots
The first thing that you need to make the iron ingots is to find and collect some pieces of iron by mining either with at least a stone or any other of higher level pickaxe. We are going to use a stone pickaxe for simplicity and for that you need 3 blocks of cobblestones. These blocks can normally be found in every other biome specifically in caves, cliffs, mountains and by digging underground.
The second item that you need are 2 pieces of wooden sticks and placing 2 wooden planks on the crafting will give you 4 of these. Now place these 2 items in the exact same order as shown below on the crafting table to make a stone pickaxe.
The next step is to find some blocks of iron ore that are also available in every other biome inside caves, cliffs, and mountains and then mine using a stone pickaxe that will give you blocks of iron ore.
Now you need a furnace which will be responsible for making the iron ingots that you can make by using 8 cobblestones.
The last item that is needed to make the iron ingots is any fuel source that you can collect, for example some pieces of coal or wooden logs. Later you need to place the fuel and the iron ore inside a furnace that will provide you with the iron ingots as shown below.
How to Make a Chest
You can make a chest by placing 8 wooden planks on the crafting table whereas you can make 4 wooden planks by chopping 1 wooden log, so you need 2 wooden logs for that.
How to Make a Hopper
As discussed earlier, placing 5 iron ingots and 1 chest on the crafting can be used to make a hopper as shown below.
How to Use Hopper
A hopper has a 5-inventory space and can be linked with a chest to store items directly in it. You can use this block to make a variety of different farms and some of them are mentioned below.
One of the examples can be of making a cobblestone farm as discussed below:
You can use these to make an automatic sugarcane farm:
There are many other farms that you can make using a hopper as well.
Hopper is one of the most essential blocks in Minecraft that can be used to create automated farms. It has two sides: one is the input, which is on the top, and the other is the output, which is on the bottom. This block can be connected directly to a chest, allowing whatever is within to be transmitted straight to it.