I have noticed this method used in older maps, I am playing in 1.17.1, and I was wondering if there is any way to make a mob spawner spawn the entity, in my case, a piece of smooth stone, at a specific coordinate.

The reason I want to know this is for the sake of Redstone, I would like to summon a single piece of stone on a pressure plate by using a mob spawner.

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    Does this have to be done explicitly using spawners?
    – Corsaka
    Commented Aug 7, 2021 at 17:53
  • Not really, the idea is that a player walks into a room and there is a spawner that they cannot see which summons an item to activate a pressure plate, basically making it to where something happens just from them walking into a room or over a specific spot Commented Aug 7, 2021 at 20:48
  • Shouldn't /summon do what you want? Why do you need a spawner?
    – IceFreez3r
    Commented Aug 8, 2021 at 10:21
  • it's so a player walks into a room and a command is run just by them being there, essentially there is a spawner above them that activates when they walk into an area Commented Aug 8, 2021 at 11:06

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I tested to change a spawner to spawn stone as an item but it didn't seem to spawn anything.

However, you can use the execute command to test when a player enters a specific area:

execute if entity @a[x=-61,y=56,z=65,dx=2,dy=1,dz=2] run "Your command"

You could then remove the stone pressure plate and use this command:

setblock x y z redstone_block

or you could also summon the wanted stone:

/summon item ~ ~ ~ {Item:{id:"stone",Count:1}}

Whitin @a[x=-61,y=56,z=65,dx=2,dy=1,dz=2] you would place your own x y z and the dx dy dz is how far it tests for.


execute if entity @a[x=-61,y=56,z=65,dx=2,dy=1,dz=2]

Will test for all players at a cube from -61 56 65 to -59 57 67

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