Engineering for Cats

Better the Life of Your Pet with10 Cat-Approved Projects


By Mac Delaney

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Problem solving for cat people.

Sure, your cat cleans itself, uses a litter box, and is happy to pitch in by ridding your basement of the occasional unwanted rodent. But she is also a barely domesticated wild animal whose compulsions might include shredding upholstery, knocking over plants, and trying to dominate the “territory” you call home. How to accommodate your pet’s feral instincts while reducing these problem areas in your relationship? Through engineering! Conceived by aerospace engineer Mac Delaney, here are ten ingenious DIY projects that address the quirks of cat behavior head-on, with results that will help both your cat and you to live happily—together—ever after.

DIY projects include:
cat shelf
drinking fountain
cat cave
bunk beds
treat slot machine
cat door
litter box cabinet
cat wheel 

  • "Buoyed with a fun, breezy tone, Delaney's practical guide gives cat owners everything they need to customize their favorite feline's environment." —Publishers Weekly

    "This book is clever, but it is also a totally usable guide to feline-friendly home props. If you’re planning on opening a kitty caféa trend on the rise!you need to pick up a de-shedding brush and a copy of this book." —Book Page

On Sale
Aug 21, 2018
Page Count
288 pages

Mac Delaney

Mac Delaney

About the Author

Mac Delaney earned his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in engineering from the University of California, San Diego, in 2012. Since then he has been working in the aerospace industry on commercial aircraft and spacecraft structures. He first realized the potential for applying engineering principles to cat-related projects when he discovered that cats are significantly less stressful to interact with than humans. Motivated to learn more, he began to research these peculiar animals, how they became such a common household companion, and what can be done to make that companionship better. In an attempt to contribute to the growing field of cat research Mac takes regular trips to the zoo, where he meows at various animals to see which ones will react. So far none have, but the work is ongoing. Mac is also married to a completely real and not imaginary person. His wife is also an engineer who is supportive of the cat-based projects and tolerant of the zoo-based research. In the future he plans to continue his parallel careers in aerospace and cat engineering, in the hopes that one day these fields will be fully unified. Visit for more tips on building, photos of the projects, and more.

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