glider by leonardo da vinci; was sketched in one of his many notebooks. da vinci was an inventor as well as an artist and attempted to try to fly. He stood atop a tall hill and attempted to fly. it was airborne for a few moments and then floated to the ground. this invention was then resurrected hundreds of years later and is used today as a recreational activity.
-Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) was an Italian polymath (scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, etc...). He has been the first mechanical engineer who has invented the first mechanical transmissions, engines, machines, robot and mechanisms.