To get sensor data into your PC, we will use a special USB gadget to provide the necessary hardware interface. There are several options available. Go to the appropriate guide below for the device you are using.
You will end up installing Blinka, which the guides cover. Each of those guides also has a simple test to make sure you can talk to a sensor. You can also look at the guide specific to your sensor for additional help with wiring and additional code examples.
Once you are talking to your sensor, move on to the next step.