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If the devices you would like to use with Edison are to be connected through USB, then you probably need to find its driver and build it into Edison's image in order to get the Plug-and-Play features to work. Plug-and-Play devices in Windows are usually USB devices that have their driver stored within them and once connected to a host machine, they automatically install it or the OS includes the drivers by default (for example, mousses and keyboards).
If you would like to plug simple I2C devices, like the sensors you mention above, then you will have to create a script that is constantly scanning for I2C devices and that does your desired actions upon the detection of the I2C devices. This approach would need you to create a system service for the script I mentioned above.
If you would like to learn how to create system services and how to build your own image in order to include drivers into it, I suggest you to read the following documents:
I hope this information helps you.