What is it?
The Item Dispenser is a new type of Storage Container that will instantly deposit a full stack of items into your player inventory every time you interact with it from the front. Interacting with any other part (includes front corners) will instead open the dispenser's 16 slot storage inventory.
The blue tray will display the item it is going to dispense next, and so will the screen on the front (helps with small items like cartridges or iron plates).
There is also a Mini Dispenser that is slightly thinner than a splitter, and features a 4 slot inventory with an item model display, but no icon screen or Storage UI.
This project has a companion mod, the Item Hopper. It lets you instantly take full stacks of filtered items out of your player inventory, and put them on a belt.
How do I use it?
The Item Dispenser must first be unlocked by completing it's Tier 2 HUB milestone (costs 100 iron plate, 100 iron rods, and 50 rotors), then it can be found in the build gun menu under Organization > Storage. They are exactly as wide as a storage container, slightly shorter in height and significantly shorter in length. There is no clearance on the front of the Dispenser, so you can clip it through walls.
Items Dispensers also feature a custom Storage UI (accessed by interacting with the sides of the machine), where you can disable partial stack filling, set it to dispense up to 16 stacks at once, or set it to only fill your inventory up to a certain # of item stacks.
You will also get the Mini Dispenser when you unlock the Item Dispenser, and it is also found in Organization>Storage.
All dispensers are paintable and stackable.
Multiplayer? Modded items?
Both are fully supported as of 1.1.0, or at least should be. Modded items need to have a big (512px) icon set by their dev.
You can find me on the ficsit.app modding discord (search 'Dispenser') if you have any feedback or bug reports.
CreditMilestone icon uses an asset from Freepik from www.flaticon.com
Model and texture assets 'ethically recycled'™ from the Coffee Stain Studios' dumpsters (I still put a ton of work towards making that frankenmachine not look terrible).
Mod spotlight by TotalXclipse [OUTDATED - does not include new UI update] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXRWztkHhKU
Mod spotlight by RandomGamer [MORE OUTDATED] https://youtu.be/9Y2uneJJkrY